Homebuyer Education

Participating Homebuyer Educators

Invest Atlanta Homebuyer Education Requirements

Borrowers must contact a Participating Homebuyer educator listed below to attend an eight-hour homebuyer education course. Course curriculum addresses the following key topics: Assessing Homeownership Readiness, Budgeting and Credit, Financing a Home, Shopping for a Home, Maintaining a Home and Finances, and adheres to the National Industry Standards code of ethics.

Certificate of completion must be presented to the lender prior to approval of the first mortgage. All certificates are valid for 12 months after completion of course. If applicable, the cost for the counseling course can be applied towards the minimum borrower contribution for the down payment assistance programs.

  • Homebuyer must contact a Participating Homebuyer Educator directly
  • The certificate must be within the past 12 months.
  • Minimum of 8 hours of education and counseling

Local Providers Who meet Invest Atlanta guidelines are:

  • Resources for Residents and Communities ** – (404) 525-4130 – rrc-atl.org
  • SUMMECH CDC, Inc. – (404) 527-5465 – summechcdc.com
  • Urban League of Greater Atlanta – (404) 659-1150 – ulgatl.org
  • 1st Choice Credit Union – (404) 832-5800, ext. 16 – 1stchoicecu.org
  • Center for Pan Asian Services * –  (770) 936-0969 – cpacs.org
  • ClearPoint Counseling Solutions * – (404) 527-7630, ext. 4 – clearpoint.org
  • D & E Group * – (770) 961-6900 – depower.org
  • DeKalb Metro Housing Counseling Program – (404) 508-0922 – dekalbmetrohousing.org
  • HomeFree USA – (404) 969-3053 – homefreeusa.org
  • Housing Authority of Fulton County – (404)588-4950 – hafc.org
  • National Investment Division Housing Counseling Agency – (770) 472-3756 – nidonline.org
  • Operation HOPE – (404) 941-2919 – operationhope.org/atlanta
  • The Center for Working Families, Inc. – (404) 230-7133 – tcwfi.org
  • The Homeowners Employment Corporation – (404) 492-6554 – homeownerscorp.com

* Organization offers online homebuyer education course
** Organization offers renovation education class