Homebuyer University (April 9th - April 30th, 2024) 

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 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, and create an action plan for financial and lending readiness. By the end of the course, you will have a clear path 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. Additionally, participation in this course does not substitute for the education requirements of the Affordable Homeownership Program. 



Registrations are now open for this cohort. Please click the button below to enroll. 



Program Classes 

Classes will take place virtually on Tuesday evenings over the course of three weeks with an optional fourth week:

  1. April 9   | Your Homebuying Journey  (6:00 pm – 08:30 pm)
  2. April 16   | Financial Preparation for Homeownership  (6:00 pm – 08:30 pm)
  3. April 23 | Mortgages  (6:00 pm – 08:30 pm)
  4. April 30 Homeownership Resources (6:00 pm – 08:30 pm) (this class is optional but highly recommended)


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 content 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 $30 fee for enrollment, which will help cover course materials including shipping. This fee is non-refundable and can be paid at the time of registration. 


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, 
  • Just beginning your homebuying journey and want to learn the steps from start to finish. 


Interest List

To receive notifications of future course offerings, add yourself to our interest list.  Please add homeownership@habitatchicago.org to you Safe Sender list. 

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 x312.  


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