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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. 

To meet the qualifications for a First- Time Homebuyer Program, you must obtain a Certificate of Completion for Homebuyer Education.  The certificate of completion can only be obtained by following the steps below: 

Step 1 : Participate in a HUD approved Homebuyer Education Class

First Time Homebuyer Classes - Monthly



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 to receive credit for the class. 

  • Next Class Date and Time: February 21, 2023 & February 22, 2023

  • Time: 6pm-10pm on both nights

  • Location: Home Ownership Center located at 847 Steves Ave., San Antonio TX 78210

  • Class Fee: $35 per household

To register for our class please complete our Class Intake Form and email it to   

Click here to register:                                           Click here to make payment for class:

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.

Step 2: Schedule One on One Housing Counseling Session


After attending the in person class or completing the course online, schedule a  one-on-one housing counseling session with a housing counselor to discuss your homeownership plan within 1 year of completing the education course.  This session will provide you the opportunity to ask any additional questions and ensure you fully understand all pertinent information about purchasing a home.

Contact NHSSA

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

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