Homebuyer Education

Homebuyer education services empower new homebuyers with knowledge and resources so they can succeed as homeowners. Courses are offered online or through in-person workshops. One-on-one counseling is also available.

Call 1-866-987-2008.

  • In-person Workshops

    Knowledge is key for the successful transition from renting to owning a home. Not only does Take Charge America’s Homebuyer Education Course empower you with that knowledge – but it enables you to apply for Down Payment Assistance. You may be eligible for up to $15,000 in grants to jump start your dreams of homeownership. Download the flyer here.


    Join us for a workshop on the home buying process.

    We can help you:

    • Assess the costs of homeownership
    • Review your budget and credit
    • Determine what you can afford to buy
    • Learn how to shop for the best loan
    • Understand lender guidelines
    • Know how to protect your investment


    Saturdays- Lunch Provided
    Jun 22nd, 9am-5pm
    Jul 13th, 9am-5pm


    Take Charge America
    20620 N. 19th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85027
    Education Room A

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    Register Today! Fill out the form below or call 623-266-6149

  • Online Course

    Take Charge America is proud to offer a HUD approved Homebuyer Education Workshop. The 8-hour Make Your Move course is available to take at any time and requires a 70% minimum passing score in order to receive the certificate. You can start and stop as needed to fit your schedule. Completing this course is a requirement for qualifying for down-payment assistance like Home in 5,  HOME Plus, Pathways to Purchase and Home Ready.

    • Terms used in the home-buying process
    • How to get the best deal
    • Documents you’ll need to close your loan
    • How to avoid predatory lenders

    Get started now. Take the Online Course

  • One-on-One Counseling

    Explore your options with the help of a certified housing counselor. Our HUD-approved counselors can help you determine your home-buying options and optimal budget based on your specific financial situation. This session is catered to you and your readiness to purchase a home.

    If you need to complete training to qualify for down-payment assistance, you will need to complete the online course. Simply speaking with one of our counselors will not provide the necessary certification to meet qualification requirements.

    Our certified housing counselors are available by phone or in person to help answer your questions and explore your options.

    Call toll free 1-866-987-2008

    We’re open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you’re an Arizona resident who is ready to own your own home, pre-purchase counseling can provide you with the tools and knowledge to make the right choices. With pre-purchase education, you will learn how to:

  • Assess the cost of homeownership
  • Determine what you can afford to buy
  • Compare loans to find the best options
  • Make sense of lender guidelines
  • Protect your investment

Our highly-trained, HUD-approved counselors are here to assist you. Our goal is to give you the unbiased information you need to make the best possible decisions for your home financing. That’s why our programs are free or offered for a low cost.

We Support You with the Help of Our Community Partners

  • arizona department of housing
  • save our home az
  • attorney general of arizona
  • DES your partner for a stronger arizona
  • arizona foreclosure prevention task force
  • help that works
  • awee works
  • communtiy legal services inc
  • corporate job bank
  • catholic charities
  • neighbor works america
  • Home In 5
  • Home Plus

Call 1-866-987-2008 to speak with a certified housing counselor. We are here Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 5p.m. Arizona Standard Time to answer your questions and explore your options.