Home$mart Post-Purchase Education


First-time homeowners can face many challenges during the first few years in their new home, but with the right resources and education, they can surmount these obstacles successfully. We’re arming DC homeowners with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate all the ups and downs of homeownership. Our Home$mart post-purchase classes help new homeowners tackle the challenges that can arise in the first few years of homeownership and beyond. These classes are for current homeowners looking for knowledge and resources to help them be successful homeowners. Additionally, these classes can be counted toward sweat equity hours for families that are already owners of DC Habitat homes.  

Our first class series, “Life After Settlement,” focuses on what to do after you’ve closed on your home to prepare for the future. Over the course of this series, you’ll learn what’s in those mortgage documents, home maintenance and repairs, how to create a S.M.A.R.T. budget and save, how to prevent mortgage delinquency and foreclosure, how to go green and do-it-yourself, and what good credit looks like and how you can get it. Ready to sign up? Class dates are available for the first two classes in this series: Home Sustainability and Foreclosure Prevention. Click below to view class dates and sign up!

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The classes were very helpful [and] the talks about what we need to improve in our personal lives to make sure we can keep our homes was heartfelt…I am proud to say that I have learned to live within my means. I have started personal counseling…I have started working to lower my debt [and] I have paid my mortgage every month no matter what….you also instilled a new sense of pride and a vision to succeed.  I have some ways to go, [but] I am at the half way mark racing to the finish line. I will win this race!

In addition to our adult post-purchase education classes, we’re hosting FAMILY INVESTMENT DAYS, where your entire family will receive the tools and knowledge to be successful homeowners. These classes will cover homeownership, high school education and beyond, community investment, chores and responsibility, wills and estates, neighborhood safety, and more. Subscribe to our Home$mart post-purchase program emails for more details and the latest on classes and homeownership resources:

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Our Home$mart classes will give you the tools and education you need to tackle the challenges that come with being a homeowner. Prepare yourself to tackle whatever issues homeownership might throw at you.

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