Home Buyer Education Providers
DCA supports the education of future home owners on the benefits and responsibilities of homeownership as a necessary and important part of the home buying process. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs provides Home Buyer Education to potential home buyers online through E-Home America www.eHomeAmerica.org/DCA and partners with housing counseling agencies across the state to conduct individual housing counseling sessions.
Housing Counseling and Education Techniques Training
This training is designed for the staff of agencies who wish to be approved by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to provide counseling to potential home buyers and home owners in Georgia. The two and one half day class provides instruction on facilitation of a housing seminar following the HUD approved six hour format. Training will include the major facilitator’s section on budget and credit (both as a stand-alone presentation and as part of a workshop); housing counseling skills; the mortgage application process; real estate contract negotiation; and post-purchase concerns such as home maintenance. Materials provided will include samples of forms; an outline of preferred presentation subject matter for other expert presenters; and documents for facilitator certification and reporting. Certification will be provided to attendees who successfully complete the examination.
DCA’s Advanced Training Seminar
The Advanced Training Seminar is designed for housing counselors who have a state or national housing counselor certification. The two-day class will provide information on resources, opportunities, and new programs relevant to housing counseling. To offset travel expenses for the housing counseling agencies seminars will be conducted quarterly in various parts of the state. Click here to register.
How do I become a DCA funded agency?
The Office of Homeownership is not accepting applications from non-profit housing counseling agencies at this time. As funding becomes available, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) application will be posted on this site for housing counseling agencies who provide individual pre-purchase and default/delinquency counseling sessions.
Other Training Resources:
HUD Training Information: 1-800-Call FHA (1-800-225-5342) http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/events/events.cfm
National Association of Housing Counselors & Agencies (NAHCA)
NeighborWorks Training Institutes
DCA Funded Housing Counseling Agencies
To order DCA’s “Home of Your Own” Work Books click here
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