First-time Homebuyer Program

The Center’s homeownership series is extremely popular!  Workshops are conducted once per month, and registration for the following month is made available on the last working day of the month.  If you would like to secure a spot in next month’s workshops, we recommend coming back to this page on the last working day of the month.  We do not maintain any sort of waitlist- we apologize for any inconvenience.  If you would like to try to register for a workshop sooner please visit to find another agency.  

The Center is a HUD-approved agency approved to offer a Homebuyer Education Certificate, which allows graduates to participate in affordable housing programs such as the down payment assistance programs and below market rate (BMR) ownership opportunities available through the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD).

Getting a Homebuyer Education Certificate at the LGBT Center

To obtain this certificate, participants must attend either the Basics of Budgeting and Saving, or Managing Credit and Debt.  If you’re able, we recommend taking both classes as they have complementary information.  In addition, participants must take the Nuts and Bolts of Buying a Home; and receive two hours of one-on-one individual counseling. You can schedule a counseling appointment after you have completed the workshops by emailing Diana Freeburg at, or calling: (415) 865-5658

To register for the classes please visit links below:

The Basics of Budgeting and Saving (2 hours)


Managing Credit and Debt (2 hours)  


The Nuts and Bolts of Buying a Home (4 hours)


Contact Name: 
Diana Freeburg, Manager of Financial Services

(San Francisco, May 5, 2015)--At the Center we believe that creating and maintaining affordable housing is an essential part of supporting San Francisco’s vibrant and diverse LGBT communities. That’s why we are so excited about the construction happening right now at 1400 Mission Street which will provide 167 units of below market rate (BMR) housing for purchase.

Posted by: dianafreeburg | Posted on: 05-05-2015 | Tags: Housing, homebuyer, BMR, financial services
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