An OLCDC Homebuyer Workshop

OLCDC's homebuyer education workshops are designed to guide first-time homebuyers step by step through the home buying process. Workshops are FREE, but reservations are required. One-on-one counseling with an OLCDC certified Housing Counselor is also available.

During each 8-hour homebuyer education workshop, attendees will hear presentations from industry professionals—lenders, realtors, home inspectors, closing agents, attorneys, etc.—on the following topics:

  • Preparing for Homeownership
  • Shopping for a Home
  • Applying for Available Grant Funds
  • Obtaining a Mortgage
  • Closing on Your Home
  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Home Inspection
  • Importance of Fair Housing, Predatory Lending
  • Credit/Budgeting/Identity Theft

Participants are encouraged to come to the workshop prepared to ask the facilitator and presenters questions throughout the day. At the end of the workshop, participants will receive contact information for the OLCDC housing counseling staff and the workshop presenters and may contact these professionals if they have questions regarding their home buying process.

Upon completion of the entire 8-hour workshop, participants will receive a certificate stating they have completed the 8-Hour Homebuyer Education Course. This certificate is required by developers and subsidy programs. Please bring a valid photo I.D., proof of income (i.e., 2011 W-2, 2 paystubs, benefits letter) and a copy of your pre-qualification letter if you have received one. These documents are required to receive your certificate.

To register for one of the live workshops outlined above, click here. To register for an online homebuyer workshop, click here. For more information, contact a Housing Counseling Specialist at (305) 687-3545 or

-- No children allowed.--

Upcoming Homebuyer Education Workshops

Be sure to confirm the workshop date.

Location: Town Center 2nd Floor, 780 Fisherman Street, Opa-locka, FL 33054
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 11, 2018 (Spanish)
Saturday, August 18, 2018 (English)
Saturday, September 15, 2018 (Spanish)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 (English)
Saturday, October 13, 2018 (Spanish)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 (English)
Saturday, November 3, 2018 (Spanish)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 (English)
Saturday, December 1, 2018 (Spanish)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 (English)

OLCDC is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency.