Home Buyer Course

Our class helps to prepare participants for the home buying process and the responsibilities of homeownership.  Approximately 9,000 prospective home buyers have completed the course.

Our Homebuyer Course is eight hours and is offered as either a one-day class held on Saturdays or a three-day evening class held during the week.  Please review our calendar for course hours and dates.  The Course certificate issued for those completing the course and meeting the course standards can be used in conjunction with a variety of local mortgage loan programs and FHA, PHFA, VA, USDA program offerings.

For PHFA “Take Charge of Your Money” visit https://www.phfa.org/prfc/

Our Home Buyer Course Will Help You:

      • Determine if you are ready to buy
      • Evaluate your personal credit history
      • Know what to expect at closing
      • Develop a budget and savings plan
      • Plan for life as a home owner
      • Decide how much you can afford to pay   
      • Preparation for financial decisions and obligations that come with buying and owning a home
      • Know what to expect from real estate agents, lenders and other professionals involved in the home buying process
      • Meet lenders’ training requirements to qualify for special mortgage products

LHOP provides this certified classroom training and instruction in both English and Spanish. There is a non-refundable $25.00 tuition fee for the course. Veterans fee will be waived, If registering online use coupon code VET and provide your DD214 .

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As a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, LHOP relies on contributions from the community to provide the services and programs for the benefit of Lancaster County residents. As we like to say here at LHOP…”good housing is the foundation of a great community.” Please consider providing a tax deductible contribution to partner with us in building this strong foundation.


Contact Information

Street Address:
123 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

(717) 291-9945
(717) 299-7840 for Fair Housing Center
(717) 291-9850 Fax

LHOP is a proud member of:
The Building Industry Association of Lancaster County
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry
National Fair Housing Alliance