Homebuyer University (April - May 2022) 

Habitat Chicago’s public Homebuyer University will prepare you with the knowledge, tools, and resources to be able to successfully purchase your first home. This five-part course is taught by experts in the homebuying industry in a neutral, low-pressure setting. You will learn the steps of the homebuying process, identify your homeownership goals, create an action plan for financial, community and lending readiness, and by the end of the course, you will be ready to pursue your homeownership goals.


Homebuyer University is open to the public, and anyone is welcome to enroll in the course. Please note that Homebuyer University is separate from our Affordable Homeownership Program and participation does not constitute a loan application with Habitat Chicago.  


Program Classes 

Classes will take place virtually on Saturday mornings over the course of five weeks:

  1. April 23 | Launching Your Homebuying Journey  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

  2. April 30 | Managing the Costs of Homeownership  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

  3. May 7 | Knowing What the Lenders Know  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

  4. May 14 | Maximizing Your Dollars  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

  5. May 21 Diving into Mortgages  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)


The Homebuyer University course covers interconnected topics about the homebuying process and so it is important that students attend every class in the series. Each class will build on the material presented in previous classes, and you will interact with the curriculum both during and outside of class-time. By preparing for each class and working through your personalized action plans, you can get the most out of the program.


Course Payment 

There is a $25 fee for enrollment, which will help cover course materials for all five classes. This fee is non-refundable and can be paid at the time of registration. You will also have the option of either picking up your course materials from our office in Pilsen or having them mailed to you for an additional $5.


Is this Right for You?

Habitat Chicago’s Homebuyer University is open to the public, and anyone is welcome to enroll in the series. This program could be right for you if you are: 

  • Interested in becoming a homebuyer in the near future, 

  • Unsure of the options and/or qualifications for buying a home, 

  • Interested in exploring homeownership but have been denied a mortgage in the past. 



Thank you for your interest in Homebuyer University. Enrollment for this session is not open yet, but will open approximately eight weeks before the start of classes. Join our interest list to receive a notification when we begin accepting enrollments. 

Interest List



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For more information on the structure and class curriculum of Homebuyer University, please visit our program page here. If you have specific questions, you can contact us at homeownership@habitatchicago.org or (312)-563-0296 x336.  



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