All first-time home buyers seeking NHR’s Home Ownership Opportunity program financial assistance must agree to complete Home Buyer Education. A Certificate of Completion must be provided at least two weeks prior to closing the home purchase and the disbursement of NHR’s second mortgage loan funds. You must take a homebuyer education course provided by a pre-approved homebuyer education provider either in a classroom setting or through an on-line class. Homebuyer education must be conducted by HUD-approved or a Nebraska REACH-approved housing counseling agency (Readiness, Education, Awareness Collaborative for Homebuyers). A small fee is charged for the home buyer education course.
Below are the links to the Home Buyer education providers.
NeighborWorks Lincoln’s Home Buyer Education course spans two weeks and is typically held at their 2530 Q Street education center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings for a total of 10 classroom hours. To take the course additional requirements maybe requested by NeighborWorks Lincoln. It is suggested you contact either NHR or NeighborWorks before signing-up through their website.