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. In addition to the class, you'll receive a comprehensive reference book, a certificate that all banks recommend (and some require) for first-time mortgage holders, unlimited one-on-one counseling, and a free credit report analysis. 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 Certificate only remains active 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. 


PLEASE NOTE: The first six classes of 2017 will be offered for FREE!*

1/14*    -    2/11*    -    3/11*

4/8*      -    5/13*    -    6/17*

7/15    -    8/12    -    9/9

10/7    -    11/4    -   12/2

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.


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.  


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

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