First Time Homebuyer Classes - Monthly


We understand that buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will probably ever make. Taking the time to learn about the homebuying process and understand homeownership costs and benefits can save you time and money. NHSSA offers a First-Time Homebuyer Class each month to help new homebuyers succeed in their homeownership journey. 

Through this HUD-approved class, you will learn about:

  • The benefits and responsibilities of homeownership

  • The various steps involved in your homeownership journey

  • The various roles & responsibilities of each of the professionals involved in the home purchase process

  • How to determine how much you can afford, so you can start shopping within your price range

  • Credit management and budgeting

  • How to obtain mortgage loan from a reputable lender

  • The process for shopping for a home

  • How to maintain your home and avoid delinquency or foreclosure


The First -Time Homebuyer Class is a live 8-hour class. Participants must attend the full 8-hour class in order to obtain their certificate of completion. 

After taking the class, we also highly encourage you to meet with a housing counselor to discuss your individual homeownership plan in a  one-on-one housing coaching session.

Self-Paced Homebuyer Education Classes 

As an alternative to our scheduled monthly classes, NHSSA also offers self-paced First-Time Homebuyer Education Classes in English and Spanish through our online classroom. It can be a good option for buyers who need more flexibility in completing a HUD-approved homebuyer education class on their own schedule. 


  • Date and Location: Self-paced and online.

  • Class Fee: The class cost is $99 per household. 

  • How to Enroll: Register at the NHSSA e-Home America site and pay the class fee.


After completing the course, we still highly encourage you to meet with a housing counselor to discuss your homeownership plan in a personalized one-on-one housing counseling session

Contact NHSSA

Call Neighborhood Housing Services of San Antonio at 210-533-6673 ext.302 to get started.