Overview of NID Housing Homebuyer Counseling and Education

Thinking about buying a home? We have information that can help! Got questions? Talk to one of our homeownership housing counselors! Our pre-purchase/homebuyer education includes one-on-one and group counseling in the following areas

  • Evaluating mortgagor readiness
  • Fair housing education
  • Budgeting for mortgage payment
  • Finding alternative sources of credit
  • Money management
  • Identifying and avoiding predatory lending practices and
  • Learning how to purchase a home using the Section 8 Homeownership Voucher Program

Our group education workshops serve many potential homebuyers. Our workshops are geared to provide all the information needed to become a successful mortgage applicant and homeowner. The NID Housing workshops always encourage participants to ask plenty of questions. We can also schedule one-on-one counseling for interested participants. Participants must complete eight hours of homeownership counseling. A Homebuyer’s Certificate is then earned at the end of counseling sessions.

NID Housing’s Homebuyer Education seminars and workshops are supported by various funding sources including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as many local, regional government agencies, and private national financial services institutions.