HOUSING

Homebuyer Training Programs


PRC First Time Home-Buyers Workshopsimage

The Preservation Resource Center offers monthly First-Time Homebuyer Training courses that prepare participants to tackle the home purchase process and meet the demands of owning and caring for a home. moreParticipants will also gain access to a variety of home purchase incentives available exclusively to program graduates and offered by the Finance Authority of New Orleans, the City of New Orleans, and various lending institutions.Courses are $50 and require registration.Visit the website or call 504.636.3070 for more information. less

Family Resources of New Orleans Homebuyer Trainingimage

Family Resources of New Orleans offers a twelve hour homebuyer training curriculum in an effort to educate families on the homeownership process. moreThe workshop covers a variety of topics such as credit rehabilitation, family budgeting, mortgage products comparison and other aspects of homeownership from beginning to end.The classes are taught by professionals in the real estate industry.For more information and to register for classes, call (504) 822-8519 or visit the website. less

Make It Right Homeowner Counseling Programimage

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation aims to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward by building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes&#46 Lower Ninth Ward residents can sign up to work with MIR to choose, finance and prepare to own their new homes. moreFor more information on the program visit the website or call 1-888-647-6652&#46 less

HANO Voucher Program – Become a Homeowner

HANO offers a program in which Section 8 vouchers can be used to purchase a home. moreParticipants must become financially fit, be a first-time homeowner, be employed for at least a year, satisfactorily complete HANO’s pre-assistance homeownership and housing counseling program, attend post-purchase counseling and monthly homebuyer club meetings, and earn an annual salary of at least $10,300.For more information call Audrey Williams, lead case manager in HANO’s Homeownership Department, at (504) 670-3428less

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater New Orleansimage

CCCS is a non-profit community service agency dedicated to educating consumers in the wise and proper use of credit, and helping consumers to repay excessive debt. moreCCCS offers budget counseling & debt management planning, financial education programs, housing counseling, and more.Visit the CCCS website or call 1-866-889-9347.CCCS has locations in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna, Slidell, and Houma, as well as locations in Mississippi.Important Note:  This company has been acquired by a larger, national firm, we cannot be sure how well they will continue to serve our local market. less

Louisiana Housing Finance Authority First-Time Homebuyer Programsimage

Louisiana Housing Finance Agency offers a number of opportunities for low- and moderate-income Louisiana families to become homeowners. moreThe program offers a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage at a below-market interest rate to first-time homebuyers, including programs for teachers and first responders.Visit the website or call 888-454-2001less

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleansimage

NHS NOLA conducts first-time homebuyer training classes and can assist homeowners in rebuilding or renovating a home&#46 They offer funding, financial counseling, and construction management. more

Services Provided: Construction Management services – assisting homeowners through the process of rebuilding
Area Served: Orleans
Eligibility: All are eligible
Contact Info: 504-899-5900 less

Neighborhood Development Foundationimage

The Neighborhood Development Foundation of New Orleans is a resource center that seeks to convert life-long renters, modest resources, and ready houses into entire neighborhoods of homeowners. moreThe Foundation provides training and assistance for first-time homebuyers.Call 504-488-0155 less