Home Buying Counseling

Before you buy, meet with our HUD-certified housing counselors. Learn how to navigate home buying, lending, incentive programs and more! Receive your homeownership counseling certificate, which qualifies you for Maryland State and Baltimore City downpayment and closing cost assistance programs.

**PLEASE NOTE** Beginning, September 1, 2016, Southeast CDC charges $50 for the home buyer education class. Fee waiver granted for households making less than $50,000 per year, disabled, and Section 8. 

**REMINDER** Southeast CDC charges $100 for a one-on-one appointment for households making $100,000 annually. Payment must be made at time of service by check. See below for more detail on one-on-one appointments.

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HOME BUYER EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

 

FOR BALTIMORE CITY HOME BUYERS

Our Group Home Buyer Education workshops are held once a month. Location of the workshops are only sent to registered participants.


The next Group Home Buyer Education Workshops dates are:

  • Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9 AM to 4 PM.
    This workshop is for people buying in Baltimore City ONLY.
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
    To register, CLICK HERE
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9 AM to 4 PM.
    This workshop is for people buying in Baltimore City ONLY.
    Registration will open here Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10am
  • Saturday, August 11, 2017, 9 AM to 4 PM.
    This workshop is for people buying in Baltimore City ONLY.
    Registration will open here Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10am
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017, 9 AM to 4 PM.
    This workshop is for people buying in Baltimore City ONLY.
    Registration will open here Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10am

Can’t make one of the Group Home Buyer Education workshops? Baltimore CITY home buyers can take the Home Buyer Education Workshop online. The online workshop fee is $100. Click here to take the online workshop.

Finished your Home Buyer Education Workshop but haven’t scheduled your one-on-one appointment? Email us at intake@southeastcdc.org to make your appointment!

FOR BALTIMORE COUNTY HOME BUYERS

As of October 1, 2016, Southeast CDC is no longer a provider of Baltimore County Housing Counseling for the Settlement Expense Loan Program (SELP)

Baltimore County Buyers should contact one of the following agencies for assistance.

Belair Edison Neighborhoods Inc. (410) 485-8422
Diversified Housing Development (410) 496-1214
Eastside Community Development Corp. (410) 284-9861
Harbel Housing (410) 444-9152
St. Ambrose (410) 366-8550

Please Note: Baltimore County will not accept a certificate from the online home buyer education workshop. If you are a Baltimore County home buyer, do not take the online home buyer education workshop as your certificate will not be valid.

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ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENT

 

After your workshop, you will meet in a one-on-one appointment with a housing counselor, who will offer important insight about your home buying situation. You will receive your housing counseling certificate upon completion of an intake form and one-on-one appointment.

**NEW** Southeast CDC charges $100 for a one-on-one appointment for households making $100,000 annually.
Payment must be made at time of service by check.
You can also pay in advance via credit or PayPal:




Forms you’ll need:  Fill out your intake form: Client Intake Form You must complete these forms and bring them to your appointment.

CREDIT REPORTS
Your credit report must be from the last 6 months. A credit report can be acquired at your One-on-One appointment. Reports cost $21 for an individual and $42 for a joint report.
Payments can be made at time of service by cash or check.
You can also pay in advance via credit or PayPal:

Individual Credit Report ($21)


Joint Credit Report ($42)