Our classes are designed to guide you from the initial stages of buying a home all the way to managing household finances and maintaining good credit. Upon completion of the class, you’ll receive a certificate that all banks recommend (and many require) for first-time mortgage holders, and will be eligible for unlimited one-on-one home purchase and credit counseling. Regardless of where you live or where you would like to buy, this class can help take the guess-work out of the process and prepare you to be a successful homeowner.

It is important to remember that Homebuyer Education Certificates are only valid for one year from the date of completion. If you feel your home-purchase will occur beyond that window of time then it would be in your best interests to schedule your class date accordingly. 


1/20 - 2/17 - 3/24 - 4/14 - 5/12 - 6/16 - 7/21 - 8/18 - 9/15 - 10/13 - 11/17

All classes last from 9 am to 5 pm and lunch is provided.

Sign up online at our Eventbrite page (Pre-registration is required as seating is limited)


We now have an online course through eHome America, which is available in both English and Spanish. If you sign up for the class online via the eHome America link above and our Group page does not load, please be sure to select West Side Neighborhood Housing Services as your local organization. We'll be the first organization in the list for New York/Erie County.

Please note: After you complete the online course, you'll need to set an appointment for a one-hour counseling session with a Homeownership Counselor to receive your certificate.


The in-person HBE course is $65 for up to two homebuyers. If you'd like to double up, both attendees must be involved in the same purchase transaction, as both attendees will be listed on the same certificate.

Our online course offering through eHome is regularly $99, but for a limited time, take $24 off with code ‘eHome75’.

In-person Homebuyer Education class fees must be paid in advance via Paypal through Eventbrite (small fee applies) or by money order.  If you opt to pay by money order, your payment must be received by close of business on the Tuesday preceeding your preferred class date.  


Lauren Jednak

Homeownership Counselor
(716) 885-2344 | Fax (716) 885-2346