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Homebuyer Education

Homebuyer Education

City of Boulder Homeownership Orientation (required)

Orientation gives you the information you need to determine if this is the right program for you. The class provides an overview of the city's homeownership programs, qualification requirements, restrictions, and the application and buying process. We recommended you take this class first. You are required to complete it before you turn in an application.

The schedule is posted to the right. Both in-person and online options are available. To preregister call 303-441-3157 Option 2 or email [email protected]

CHFA Homebuyer Class (required)

We recommended you take this class as soon as possible to aid in your home buying. You are required to complete the class before you go under contract on a home. Topics include determining how much home you can afford; budgeting for homeownership expenses; how credit affects home buying; resources for down payment assistance; mortgage financing options; real estate contracts; and home inspections.

Boulder County Housing and Community Education offers the CHFA Homebuyer Class at no cost every month.  Register early as classes fill up quickly! For more information and to register contact Boulder County at 720-564-2279 Option 2.

If the Boulder County class is full, you may take the class from any approved Colorado Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) agency in Colorado. The training is available in the classroom (free) or online ($99).

Links to the current Boulder County class schedule and CHFA’s regional class schedule are posted to the right.

Other Educational Opportunities for Interested Homebuyers (optional)

Boulder County Community Learning and Empowerment Program offers a variety of financially oriented workshops which may assist you in pursuing many of your financial goals such as homeownership, retirement planning, larger purchases, paying off debt, improving your credit score and much more. The Financial Workshops are designed to meet you where you are to build focus around your unique goals. Through knowledge and skill development, personal reflection and peer to peer learning, you can develop a plan to move towards your financial goals and dreams!

Below you will find a brief description of all the available workshops and a link to the online registration website to learn where and when they are happening, as well as register.

Boulder County Financial Workshops Website
Boulder County Financial Workshops Online Registration
[email protected]
720-564-2279 Option 2

Exploring My Financial Future – Design your future money picture and discover methods to bring your personal goals to life.

Budgeting on a Small Income – Gain control of your money by creating a useful plan. Make your money stretch further and tap into resources to fill budget shortfalls. 

Thoughtful Money Management – Comfortable with basic budgeting? Come to this workshop and evaluate how your spending behavior aligns with your values, increase control and gather easy tips and tricks for thoughtful money management.

Organizing for Financial Management – Don’t let paperwork take over your life. Learn how to design and successfully manage your own personal paper trail.

Communicating for Financial Health – Leave this workshop feeling prepared and confident to have healthy financial conversations. Learn your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Building a Banking Relationship – Learn how financial institutions can serve as a tool to help you reach your financial goals. Leave this workshop knowing how to effectively establish, re-establish or end banking relationships.

Investing Basics – Discover how to get started investing, even with small amounts of money. Learn how to plan for taxes in retirement, insurance and various types of retirement plans and investment vehicles. 

Credit Reporting, Know the Facts! Learn how credit really works and ways to improve your credit profile.

Be Informed, Borrow Smart – Explore the rules of borrowing money wisely. Through greater understanding of the terms and conditions associated with borrowing, we position ourselves to use borrowing to help us achieve our financial dreams without weighing us down.

Pathway out of Debt – This is a hands-on workshop for people who have debt. Learn how to look debt in the face and develop realistic plans to tackle it.    

Financial Study Hall – This is a free-style workshop that YOU design! During Financial Study Hall, you have supported, dedicated time to work on your budget, track expenses, review your credit report, create plans to reduce debt, and more! Financial Instructors are available to answer questions and provide guidance as you need. Bring your own materials and take advantage of this time to move towards your version of financial success. Computers available or bring your own laptop.


Interested in a confidential, individual appointment? Then contact the Boulder County Personal Finance Program to schedule a meeting:
[email protected]
720-564-2279 Option 1


Notice of Nondiscrimination

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The City of Boulder, Division of Housing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or military status in any of its programs, services or activities.

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The Department of Housing and Human Services, upon request, will provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in programs, services and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid, communication service, or a reasonable accommodation to participate in a program, service, or activity of the Department, should call the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at 303-441-3231. For hearing or speech impaired residents, please dial 7-1-1 for Relay Colorado.

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