Please Note: Enrollment for this round of Homebuyer University has now closed. If you are interested in attending in the future, please scroll down to sign up for our interest list.


Homebuyer University (September - October 2020) 

This series of five online classes, taught by real-estate and financial experts in a small-group setting, will cover the ins and outs of budgeting for, buying, and maintaining your future home. At the end of the course, you will understand the entire homebuying process, including available down-payment and loan options, and you will be ready to pursue homeownership on your own. 


Homebuyer University is open to the public, and anyone is welcome to enroll in the course.


Program Classes 

Classes will take place every Saturday over the course of five weeks:

  1. September 12 | Launching Your Homebuying Journey (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

  2. September 19 | Managing the Costs of Homeownership  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

  3. September 26 | Knowing What the Lenders Know  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

  4. October 3 | Maximizing Your Dollars  (9:00 am – 11:30 am)

  5. October 10 | 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 in the series, which will help to cover course materials for all five classes. 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. 


Interest List

Thank you for your interest in Homebuyer University. To receive notifications of future course offerings, please add yourself to our interest list by following the link below. 

Interest List



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 x315.  



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