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Homeownership Counseling

If you want to receive a Live Near Your Work grant (or any incentive for that matter), you must complete your homeownership counseling BEFORE making an offer on a home. Certificates are good for one year, so you are strongly encouraged to earn it before looking for a home. If you have a co-borrower on the sales contract he or she needs to attend homeowership counseling too.

Learn more about homeownership coming to Johns Hopkins on August 18, 2016

Counseling always consists of two parts:

  • A class (either in person or online)
  • A one-on-one appointment with a homeownership counselor to review your financial information

Note: there is a fee for the online class.

You will receive your homeownership counseling certificate (required as part of the LNYW grant application process) after you have successfully attended both the class and the one-on-one portions of counseling. Live Baltimore lists some frequently asked questions about counseling certificates.


Approved Baltimore City Agencies

** Offers the class online

Belair-Edison Housing Services**
3412 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: 410-485-8422
Fax: 410-485-0728


CHAI - Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
5809 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-500-5300
info@chaibaltimore.org


The Development Corporation of Northwest Baltimore
3521 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-578-7193
Workshop/monthly
Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Druid Heights Community Development Corporation
2140 McCulloh Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: 410-523-1350
Fax: 410-523-1374
Workshop/monthly
1st Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Harbel Housing Partnership
5807 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
Phone: 410-444-9152
Fax: 410-444-9181
Workshop/Monday – Thursday


Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore, Inc.**
819 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-327-1200
Fax: 410-675-1855


GO Northwest Housing Resource Center**
2300 Garrison Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland   21216
Phone:  410-947-0084
Workshop 2nd or 3rd Saturday


Park Heights Renaissance, Inc.**
3939 Reisterstown Road, Suite 268
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-664-4890


Southeast Community Development Corporation**
3323 Eastern Avenue, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-342-3234
Fax: 410-342-1719
Workshop/2nd Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center**
321 E. 25th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-366-8550
Workshop/monthly
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Updated 8/4/2016

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