Homebuyer University (July – October 2019) 

This July, Habitat for Humanity Chicago is launching our Homebuyer University. This 8-class series will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to enter the home-buying process. Topics will cover information on home purchasing and homeownership, inclusive of the step-by-step considerations of buying a home. At the end of the program, students may opt to pursue the best homeownership option for their situation, whether it is Habitat Chicago or another lender.  


For more information on the program structure and class curriculum, please visit our program page here



Program Classes 

Classes will take place every other Saturday over the course of 3 months. This series of 8 classes will be led by experts in the financial and real-estate fields: 


July 20 | Orientation (1:00-3:30 pm) 


August 3 | Mastering Your Credit (1:00-3:30 pm) 


August 17 | Achieving Financial Fitness (1:00-3:30 pm) 


August 31 | Navigating Homebuying Nuts and Bolts (1:00-3:30 pm) 


September 14 | Understanding your Financial History (1:00-3:30 pm) 


September 28 | Diving into Mortgages (1:00-3:30 pm)


October 12 | Preparing for Holistic Homeownership (1:00-3:30 pm) 


October 26 | Committing to a Game Plan (1:00-4:00 pm) 


The Homebuyer University courses will cover several interconnected topics regarding the homebuying process. That’s why it’s very important for all students to 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 inside and outside of the classroom. By preparing for each class and working through your personalized action plans, you can get the most out of the program. 


Due to the comprehensive nature of the information covered in this program, enrolled students will be asked to un-enroll if they miss more than one class in the series. 



Course Payment 

There is a fee of $25 for enrollment in the program, which will help to cover course materials. 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, 

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




Open enrollment for our Homebuyer University is now closed. Our next open enrollment period will be in the Spring of 2020. 



What can you do until then?

1. Let us know you are interested so we can notify you when the next enrollment period opens. Fill out the form on this page or call us at (312) 563-0296 x15.

2. Check out our service resources page, which contains information about other service providers in the Chicago area that can assist with financial education and homebuyer counseling. 




Learn more about our Homebuyer University here. If you have specific questions, you can contact us at or (312) 563-0296 x15. 




This program is generously supported by:


The Habitat Chicago Emerging Leaders Board

Advanced Group

Finch Beer Co.



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