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Homebuyer Education classes

Rhode Island Housing and our partners offer informational sessions to help you better understand the process of buying and keeping a home. Rhode Island Housing customers who are first-time homebuyers are required to participate in one of these classes. To best suit your needs, interests and personal schedule, Rhode Island Housing and our partners offer these classes both in-person and online.

Rhode Island Housing Homebuyer Education classes
If you are beginning to think about homeownership, or are interested in learning more about what it takes to become a homeowner, Rhode Island Housing encourages you to sign up for a Homebuyer Education class. Our classes are offered both in-person and online to meet the needs of every customer. More information on both of these convenient class options can be found below.

In-person classes
In-person Homebuyer Education classes are held at convenient locations throughout Rhode Island. They are open to all homebuyers interested in learning to become successful homeowners. Use the link below to view the current class schedule and register for an upcoming class.

View the current class schedule.

Online classes
If you are unable to attend an in-person class, our online Homebuyer Education option may be the right choice for you. The online course features the same basic principles taught at the in-person class, and it allows you to complete the material at your own pace. Our online class provides you with the option of taking the class from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere you access the Internet. The class is offered in both English and Spanish through eHome America for a one-time fee of $50.

Click here to register for an online class.

NEW! 203(k) Homebuyer Education (FirstHomes100+)
We’ve added a 203(k) homebuyer education course for those homebuyers who are considering purchasing a home in need of repairs. The course will help you understand the loan program, qualifications and how to apply. Homebuyers who intend to utilize our FHA 203(k) loan (also referred to as out FirstHomes100+ loan) are required to complete this course. Others are welcome to take the course as it covers important information you will need to know if you are considering purchasing a home needing repairs.

Click here and select “Rhode Island 203(k)” to get started.

Multi-family Homebuyer Education classes
FirstHomes customers planning to purchase a two-, three- or four-family property are required to take a Landlord-Tenant Education series in addition to our Homebuyer Education Class. The Landlord-Tenant class, offered through The Housing Network of Rhode Island, meets at convenient locations throughout the state and is offered in English and Spanish. Learn about leasing, repairs and everything else you will need to know in order to be a successful landlord. There is a fee to attend this class.

To register contact:

Luz Espinal
401-457-1280
homebuyereducation@rihousing.com

or

The Housing Network of Rhode Island
401-721-5680

The Homeownership Connection Homebuyer Education classes
The Homeownership Connection offers a range of programs for those who are ready to buy a home today or need more time to prepare for homeownership as well as those who are already homeowners. Wherever you fit in, the Homeownership Connection can offer you classes, individual counseling and/or workshops that will expand your homeownership opportunities. Classes, available in English and Spanish, are offered at convenient locations throughout the state.

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If you have any questions or need help registering contact us at 401-457-1280 or homebuyereducation@rihousing.com.