First-time Homebuyer Program

There will be no First Time Homebuyer Workshops at the SF LGBT Center in July, 2018. Your next opportunity to attend a workshop will be in August, 2018. 

The Center's First Time Homebuyer Workshop series fills up quickly each month. In order to ensure everyone has the same chance to sign up we will open registration for the workshops on the last working day of the month preceding the workshop dates. For example February workshops will be available for sign up on January 31st. We do not maintain a waitlist so if the workshop you want to attend is full please visit to find another workshop at 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 Leisa Boswell at, or calling: (415) 865-5652.

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: 
Leisa Boswell, 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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