Homebuyer Education Courses

After attending a Homebuyer Orientation session, prospective homebuyers can then attend one of CHI’s more comprehensive Homebuyer Education courses. These courses provide participants with the information that all first-time homebuyers should know in order to make well informed decisions and become an empowered and educated consumer. Course topics include:

Classes are held every month in Westchester and Long Island, and CHI now offers a new online homebuyer program through eHome America. Participants who complete any of these education programs are eligible for a range of CHI services, including affordable mortgages through participating lenders and down-payment and closing-cost assistance loans and grants.

eHome America Online Education

This comprehensive online homebuyer education program is designed for first-time homebuyers who need an education certificate to qualify for a specialized mortgage. The program can be completed at your own pace, and quizzes are given throughout to ensure understanding.


A one-on-one counseling session with a CHI educator is also required before a certificate will be issued.


Fee: $99
Call (877) HUD-COUNSELING for more information.

Click here to register for the eHome America Homebuyer Education program.

This course consist of following modules and can be taken whenever or wherever the client chooses:
Note: If you are applying for CHI’s First-Time Homebuyer Grant, Do Not Sign a Contract of Sale until you have received a Grant Certificate and the proposed purchase has been approved by CHI.