The Connecticut Housing
Finance Authority (CHFA) is committed to empowering
first-time homebuyers with information that will help them
make responsible financial decisions as they prepare for
homeownership. To help deliver on this commitment, CHFA
offers homebuyer education courses free-of-charge to
prospective homebuyers and CHFA loan applicants in
partnership with over ten
CHFA/HUD-approved counseling agencies
throughout the state. CHFA homebuyer courses provide
instruction on the financial and practical steps of buying
and maintaining a home.
All CHFA mortgage programs
require applicants to attend a minimum three-hour pre-closing class or
an eight-hour pre-purchase in-depth class as part of their loan
application. The eight-hour pre-purchase class, however, is also open to
anyone in the community interested in learning more about
Wherever you are on the path to homeownership - whether
you have already applied for a CHFA home loan or are just
beginning to consider your options- signing up for a CHFA
homebuyer course can help you chart the next stages of your
CHFA's three-hour pre-closing class provides an overview of the financial and practical steps involved in buying and maintaining a home for CHFA loan applicants.
CHFA's eight-hour pre-purchase class provides in-depth instruction on the steps towards homeownership to anyone interested in buying their first home. It is also mandatory for CHFA loan applicants under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program. Individual financial and credit counseling sessions are also available.
CHFA offers online homebuyer education through a partnership with e-home America. This course is provided free of charge ONLY to applicants that have registered for a first time homebuyer mortgage with CHFA. The Online counseling option is an accepted, convenient method of meeting the counseling requirement for CHFA loans.
CHFA's Landlord Education and Housing Counseling Services provides, free of charge, an overview on the range of financial and practical topics that a homebuyer should understand before completing the 2-4 family homeownership process. This class is required for those purchasing a 2-4 family home under the CHFA Homebuyer Mortgage Program.