Pre-Purchase Counseling

Our program helps prepare potential first time homebuyers to become mortgage ready. We offer both individual and group pre-purchase counseling services. The topics include:
  • budget preparation
  • credit history evaluation
  • loan packaging
  • selecting a home
  • financing your home
The additional costs associated with buying a home can be a barrier for buyers with limited income. For qualified buyers that complete our program, we also offer some Down payment and Closing Cost Assistance through partnerships with IHDA and the Federal Home Loan Bank. Buyers can receive up to $35,000 to help with costs.

Interested in Online Home Buyer Education?

SCH is now offering an online home buyers education seminar through  eHome America and Framework! CLICK HERE to learn more! 
 

For more information please contact a SCH pre-purchase counselor:

North/Hermosa Office: Madeline Morales mmorales@sc4housing.org or 773-342-7575.
South/Pilsen Office: Alma Hernandez ahernandez@sc4housing.org or 312-850-2660.
Southeast/South Chicago Office: Anna Jimenez ajimenez@sc4housing.org or 773-933-7575.

Download Pre-purchase homeownership forms:

You can bring the following forms to your first appointment to save time.
 
Intake – Financial Lit – english
Intake – Financial Lit – spanish
Intake form – spanish
Intake form – english