Home Solutions Center

Home Buyer Education Information

Housing Resources is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency. We provide housing counseling services to residents of the Western Slope of Colorado. The program serves as a supportive base for families seeking these services, and furthermore, as an organizational core program in supporting future first time home owners and current home owners. Our mission is to provide counseling assistance to Western Slope residents by achieving and maintaining the goal of homeownership.

The services provided through Housing Resources NEW Home Solutions Center include:

  • Financial Coaching
  • Financial Capability Workshops
  • Homebuyer Education (HBE) Class
  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Post-Purchase Coaching
  • Rental Counseling
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Student Loan Counseling

Financial Coaching:

This unique Financial Capability Coaching is focused on improving your financial behaviors and attitudes – making it easy for you to achieve your financial goals and independence.

Confidential one-on-one sessions with specially-trained financial counselors that will help you:

  • Identify your financial goals
  • Create your action plan
  • Track your progress
  • Establish/rebuild your credit
  • Make good financial decisions
  • Get on the right path to becoming a homeowner

Financial Capability Workshops:

Provide support along the way with tools, reminders, workshops and resources that will motivate encourage and challenge you to achieve positive behavior changes.

Future homeowners in a Home Buyer's Education Class!

Housing Resources provides service to families through individual or group counseling services. While assisting families or individuals in enhancing home management skills for homeowners or renters, Housing Resources believes that people must become better educated and knowledgeable about the entire process. This approach will provide genuine long-term benefits for future generations while providing immediate benefits in upward mobility and stability in home management.

Services include:

  • Money management and budgeting
  • Use of credit and procedures for correcting credit
  • Home maintenance and repair with referrals to available resources
  • Assistance in obtaining access to home rehabilitation loans
  • Education and assistance in the use of utilities/energy consumption, e.g. Weatherization and LEAP program
  • Assistance in identifying other community resources for home improvement education and neighborhood improvement

Homebuyer Education (HBE) Classes:

Buying a home is often times the biggest financial decision of one's life. Housing Resources is here to assist and prepare first time homebuyers in becoming successful homeowners.  Homebuyers who attend Homebuyer Education are 30% less likely to have a foreclosure than those who do not participate.

By attending a free, in-person Housing Resources Homebuyer Education class, you can expect to learn about the following:

  • Professionals roles involved in the home buying process
  • Recognize how your credit relates to home buying
  • Determine how much home you can afford 
  • Budget for the upfront and ongoing expenses of homeownership
  • How to obtain down payment assistance
  • Understand mortgage financing options
  • Shopping for a home
  • Learn about real estate and the loan closing process
  • Insurance options
  • Post purchase home care


Home Buyer Education Classes: In person and online

Home Buyer Education (HBE) in person class schedule and online class information: 

Sign Up Now for Free in Person Home Buyer Education Classes!

Classes are held in Grand Junction at the Colorado State University Research Center in Orchard Mesa, 3168 B 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81503
This is a one day session from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

December 14, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Classes are held in Montrose at the Delta Montrose Electirc Association (DMEA), 11925 6300 Road Montrose, Colorado 81401
This is a one day session from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

November 23, Saturday, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Please visit our calendar for a list of 2020 Homebuyer Education class dates.

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) approved classes around the State. 

To register for a class fill out the HBE class registration form.  For more information contact Nyta Elliott at 970-241-2871 X101 or NytaE@hrwco.org 

HBE online class information:

Housing Resources also offers HBE online ehome classes for $99.00 for the first person and $50 for each additional borrower.

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  • Each borrower must take the online class individually
  • The online class generally costs $99.00 for the borrower and $50.00 for each additional coborrower using the same provider (a discount code is e-mailed to coborrower once borrower registers with a coborrower.)
  • Online classes require a post-class housing counseling session completed over the phone
  • Housing Resources has a Spanish Speaking HBE counselor


Post-Purchase Classes:

Post-purchase education is a vital part of homeowner education, helping to support successful long-term homeownership.

HRWC provides Post Purchase Education Program offers group education to homeowners focusing on sustaining homeownership; teaching homeowners how to manage their property as an asset and use their equity responsibly while learning how to maintain their properties to promote safety and prevent future costly repairs as well as education on community resources and opportunities for community involvement.

Future homeowners learning about Saving and Budgeting, Lending Options, Real Estate, and Post Purchase.