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Are you looking for homebuyer education programs?

These homebuyer education programs help you earn a homebuyers certificate, which is needed for downpayment assistance programs, such as the county's DAP and First Time Homebuyers Downpayment Assistance.


HUD Approved Homebuyer Education Providers

Harris County Community Services Department (713) 578-2000


To be eligible for the Downpayment Assistance Program (DAP), the applicant and/or co-applicant must complete a homeownership education course prior to application for HUD assistance.  Below is a limited list of local HUD approved counseling agencies.  A complete list nationally can be obtained through HUD’s web site at http://www.hud.gov/    Call the agencies near your for their schedules and fees. 

Counseling Agency Address Telephone

Affordable Housing Centers of America
English, Vietnamese, Spanish

2600 S. Loop, Suite 270
Houston, TX 77054
(713) 863-9002
(713) 863-1964 Fax
Avenue Community Development Corp.
English and Spanish
2505 Washington, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 864-8099
(713) 864-0027 Fax
CCCS of the
Gulf Coast,
A Division of MMI

11550 Fuqua, Suite 350
Houston, TX  77034

(713) 951-9690 Fax
Credit Coalition
English and Spanish
3300 Lyons Ave., Suite 203A
Houston, TX 77020
(713) 224-8100
(713) 224-8102 Fax
Dominion Community
Development Corporation
1102 Pinemont Dr., Suite B
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 957-2789
(713) 957-3087 Fax
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corp. 4300 Lyons Ave., Suite 300
Houston, TX 77020
(713) 674-0175 X15
(713) 674-0176 Fax
Gulf Coast Community Services Association
English and Spanish
5000 Gulf Freeway, Bldg. 1
Houston, TX 77023
(713) 393-4712
(713) 393-4763 Fax
Home of Your Own (HOYO)
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Houston
4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340
Bellaire, TX 77401
(713) 838-9050
(713) 838-9098 Fax
 Houston Real Estate Association 5330 Griggs, Suite A 109
Houston, TX 77021
(713) 845-2483
(713) 845-2493 Fax
Houston Area
Urban League  

English and Spanish

1301 Texas Avenue

Houston, TX 77002

(713) 393-8700 
(713) 393-8760 Fax
Latino Learning Center 3522 Polk Street
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 223-1391
(713) 222-2338 Fax
NID-HCA Cooksey
English and Spanish
4018 Charters
Houston, TX  77004
(713) 987-7003
(713) 490-9034 Fax
NID-HCA Dightman
English and Spanish
7220 Homestead Rd.
Houston, TX 77028
(713) 635-6941
(713) 635-2877 Fax
English and Spanish
2208 Blodgett St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 521-3502
(713) 523-4660 Fax
Re-Ward Third Ward, Inc. 3202 Trulley Ave.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 651-8050
(713) 659-7733 Fax
Tejano Center for Community Concern
English and Spanish
6901 Brownwood
Houston, TX 77020
(713) 673-1080


For more information call the Housing Resource Center at (713) 578-2055.


For additional information from other organizations, click on the links below:

HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Homebuyer's Rights



Lending Services' Welcome Letter

Approved DAP Mortgage Companies

Downpayment Assistance Programs (DAP)

For the City of Houston's information, please click here.

Go to the Housing Resource Center's Web site for more information.

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