Introduction to Homeownership

Introduction to Homeownership: Live Instructor

Buying a home is a big deal! ICCF works with individuals and families to determine whether or not homeownership is an appropriate next step for them. In an effort to provide accessible education to households, ICCF teaches the class through Zoom Webinars, In-Person Classes, and Self-Paced Modules. Each method covers the same content, it is just presented differently.

This course covers topics on:

  • Homeownership readiness
  • Credit and budgeting
  • Choosing the right home
  • Fair housing
  • Purchase and closing processes
  • And more!

Online classes are available in English and Spanish.

2022 Upcoming Classes

Please click the linked class date to be taken to Eventbrite to complete the registration process. Please note the method of instruction is listed next to the class date (i.e. if the class is in person or via zoom). If the class is over more than one day, participants must attend both sessions in the same month. Classes have limited availability and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For the most up-to-date registration availability, please click the class date links below or visit the Eventbrite Page for ICCF.

One Day Classes | Saturday’s from 9 am to 4 pm
SOLD OUT – January 8, 2022 | In Person
March 12, 2022 | In Person

Two Day Classes | Tuesday & Thursday from 6-9 pm
NOTE: Must attend both days of the two-day class to receive the certificate.
January 25 & 27, 2022 | Zoom
February 22 & 24, 2022 | In Person
March 22 & 24, 2022 | Zoom

Clase de español | sabado a la 9 en la manana a 4 de a tarde
sabado, 12 de febrero | En Persona

*Classes starting in April 2022 will be available for registration in January 2022.

Unable to attend the scheduled class times? ICCF offers a self-paced Introduction to Homeownership Class through Framework that can be completed on your own schedule.

Get Started

Step 1: Register and pay for class via Eventbrite

Click an upcoming session above to register for the class.

Step 2: Turn in Paperwork

Download and complete this pre-registration packet. Please return completed paperwork to Rebecca Abraham by one of the following methods:

ICCF
Attn: Rebecca Abraham
415 Franklin St SE, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

 

Step 3: Take the Class

Participate in the class, either by meeting in person or via zoom depending on the class date(s) you registered for. Please note you must be in attendance for both sessions to receive your certificate.

  • The Zoom Link will be sent to participants via email a few days prior to the class start date.
  • The In Person Class will be held at 400 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (get directions)

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement: Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) supports and promotes fair and equal access for all people in the delivery of housing education and housing counseling services, and access to housing. No person shall be denied services or housing on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disabilities, national origin, age, height, weight, familial status or marital status.

Additional Information

  • The registration fee is $20 per person; $5 for one additional household member.
  • No Refunds. All class registrations and fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • Participants who are more than 20 minutes late OR miss one part of a two-part class will not be awarded certification and must register for the next available class and pay the full fees.
  • Course certificate satisfies requirements for MSHDA Home Loan Program, Housing Choice Voucher, and Habitat for Humanity education.
  • Registration closes 48 hours before the first session and/or when at capacity
  • The Zoom Course is accessible via laptop and desktop.
  • Registrants participating in Housing Choice Voucher or Habitat for Humanity should contact services@iccf.org or 616-336-9333 x 300 prior to registration.
  • For questions regarding translation/ interpretation services or internet access, please contact services@iccf.org or 616-336-9333 x 300 prior to registration.

2021 Past Classes

March 23 & 24: Zoom from 6pm – 9pm, both nights, Tuesday & Wednesday.
April 17 & 24: Zoom from 9am – 12pm, both Saturday mornings.
May 18 & 19: Zoom from 6pm – 9pm, both nights, Tuesday & Wednesday.
June 5 & 12: Zoom from 9am – 12pm, both Saturday mornings.
July 20 & 21: Zoom from 6pm – 9pm, both nights, Tuesday & Wednesday.
August 14 & 21: Zoom from 9am – 12pm, both Saturday mornings.
September 14 & 16: In Person from 6pm to 9pm both nights, Tuesday and Thursday.
October 16: Zoom from 9am to 4pm, Saturday.
November 9 & 11: In Person from 6pm to 9pm both nights, Tuesday and Thursday.

Location

Live Zoom Webinar: The link will be emailed to participants a few days prior to the first class time.
In Person Class: Class will be held at 400 Franklin St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (get directions).

Cost

$20 per person; $5 for one additional household member

Questions?

Please contact services@iccf.org or 616-336-9333 x 300. Translation services are available.

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