“Essentials for First-Time Homebuyers” is a FREE comprehensive six-hour course that prepares renters to make the transition to homeownership. The course educates participants about types of financing available, how to obtain a mortgage, first-time homebuyer subsidy programs, fair housing practices, how to create and manage a budget, shopping for a home, selecting a neighborhood, home inspection, tax benefits of being a homeowner, the closing process, post-ownership, home maintenance and repairs.

Free individualized counseling is provided to help clients attain their personal financial goals. Some individuals require only a few months to become mortgage ready, while others work with CCFC counselors for several years to rebuild or establish credit and resolve financial issues. Varies workshops are offered one Saturday per month. For more information and to register please call 305-245-7738 Ext. 227, text your full name and email address to 941-499-7467 to request to be registered for the next available class or email housing@ccfcfl.org

You can also use the links below to self -register for one of our monthly scheduled classes

You can choose from any of our available scheduled classes and register in advance following the steps above


Saturday, July 27 (English-Spanish)

Saturday, August 31 (English-Spanish)

Saturday, Sept 28 (English-Spanish)

JUNE 2024:

Saturday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. – Spanish Virtual Class