Homeownership Education

We provide FREE monthly seminars to help you prepare for homeownership. Learn essential information about credit, budgeting, the homebuying process, and finding a home.

Credit and Budgeting

This seminar will provide the fundamentals of credit and budgeting.  We will discuss credit reports, scores, and how to create and evaluate your budget. Understand credit, how lenders evaluate credit and why it is important in achieving homeownership. Participants will learn how to order their credit report at no cost, correct errors, receive helpful tips on how to repair past credit problems and establish a good credit history.


  • Thursday, June 8, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Lake Forest Register here

Homebuyer Orientation

Thinking of purchasing a home and  don’t know where to start? This orientation is designed to help you get started on your journey towards homeownership. We will discuss the steps to homeownership, key terms, knowing the different types of loans, down payment assistance programs and other resources.


  • Saturday, March 18, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, Foothill Ranch, Register here
  • Thursday, April 13, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Lake Forest, Register here
  • Thursday, May 18, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Lake Forest, Register here
  • Thursday, June 22, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Lake Forest, Register here

Homebuyer Education Seminar

Through a partnership effort, Affordable Housing Clearinghouse promotes and participates in the Homebuyer Education Seminars facilitated by Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Orange County in English and Spanish.

This 8-hour seminar provides the fundamentals of budgeting, credit needed for a loan, housing expenses, and understanding the home buying process. A lender, real estate agent, and insurance agent will provide important and timely information to purchase a home. AHC will discuss down payment assistance programs and neighborhood stabilization programs available in the community. Participants will receive a certificate of completion recognized by most First Time Home Buyer Programs that require attendance.


Schedule for the second quarter of 2017 will be finalized by mid March.

  • Saturday, January 14, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Irvine (English)
  • Saturday, February 11, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Irvine (English)
  • Saturday, March 11, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM – Irvine (English) To register call (949) 859-9255

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