If you are thinking about purchasing a home, the first step you should take is to attend a
HUD approved homebuyer education course!
ACRHA is a HUD approved  housing counseling agency.
This course should cover the entire homebuying process and include such  topics as:

  • Assessing Readiness
  • Budgeting and Credit
  • Shopping for a Home
  • Finding a Real Estate Agent
  • Applying for a Mortgage
  • The Closing Process

ACRHA offers such a course every six to eight weeks on a Saturday from 9am  to 5pm.  
The class covers all of the topics listed above and more.  
We  try to have a lender, a realtor, and an attorney speak at each class
Breakfast and Lunch are provided for no additional charge.

There is a fee of $50 per household. The workbook is available for $20.00.
For more information about our fee schedule
click here.  

See our
Calendar of Events page for information on the next class.

Completion of an approved homebuyer education course is a prerequisite for ACRHA's
Acquisition and Rehabilitation Program.  It may also be a requirement for obtaining
mortgage financing.  ACRHA will also accept a certificate of completion of this course from
other agencies on a case-by-case basis.

ACRHA is now offering the Home Buyer Education class online.The class is being offered
through ehome America.  If you find it difficult to find  the time to attend a class it is
available online.
There is a fee of $99.00 and you will receive a certificate of completion at the end
contingent on a passing score on the test. Yes, there is a test but if you pay attention you'll
You will need to meet with a housing counselor prior to obtaining your certificate.

Click here for more info or to access the online class.   

To register for our next class contact -Lauren or Tracy
Homebuyer Education