First Time Home Buyer Class

The Housing Council believes that home buyers, facing the largest single investment they will likely ever make, should have access to as much information and technical assistance as possible.

The Housing Council provides classroom training to educate prospective home buyers on key elements of the home purchase process, including: household economics and budgeting, the wise use of credit, working with real estate agents, evaluating mortgage products, home inspections, and household maintenance and upkeep.

The Education class is open to ALL homebyers. ALL persons applying for Home Ownership Grant assistance must attend classes. The Housing Council is a HUD certified Housing Counseling Agency with NeighborWorks® trained educators. In addition, the Housing Council offers popular quarterly post-purchase training programs to reinforce the lessons learned on household finance, maintenance, and upkeep.

To register for our classes, please call the Housing Council offices at 315-386-8576. All classes are conducted at our offices unless otherwise announced.

The First Time Home Buyer Education classes are scheduled monthly and are mandatory for our program. All of our classes are held at our main office:

St. Lawrence County Housing Council, Inc.
Attn: Becky
19 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617

You may choose the class date you want, the cost is $75.00 PER PERSON.

Please make out a check or money order, we don't accept cash, to SLCHC and return with yellow registration form including class date choice. Mail it to the address above.

Please bring your own, drinks, snacks, and lunch: a limited break will be provided.

We also offer online education — please click on the link eHomeAmerica. Different fees apply per person.

Download PDF Files

FTHB Class Schedule - 2017

FTHB Class Registration form

FTHB Info Packet 2017

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Contact us

19 Main Street

Canton, NY 13617


Phone: 315-386-8576

Fax: 315-386-1564

It is the vision of the St. Lawrence County Housing Council, Inc. that every resident of St. Lawrence County should have access to decent and affordable housing in vital and vibrant communities.

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