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Homeownership Education


Everything About Buying A Home!


South Bend Heritage offers Homeownership Education geared towards first time home buyers.  Education courses are offered online through eHome America and also through in person education. The courses below are designed to provide participants with the resources necessary to be a successful homeowner.

Applying for Homeownership

If you are interested in purchasing a home from South Bend Heritage or the NNRO, we suggest referring to the Home  Ownership Application to view the required information necessary to process your application.

Completion of the Home Ownership Application is not required for the Home Ownership Class, however we must have a completed Home Ownership Application on file to determine if you are eligible to purchase any of our properties.

South Bend Heritage Homeownership Application Revised Feb 2018

Homeownership Class

SBH now offers online Home Buyer Education through eHome America. The eHome America curriculum is based on the NeighborWorks® America curriculum, ‘Realizing the American Dream’ with additional videos to assist learning. Unlike a classroom environment, the eHome America Homebuyer Education course checks student’s learning with frequent feedback through quizzes and tests. Participants are also able to save work during the course and complete the class at a later date.

The course is designed to take eight hours. In-person counseling is required prior to the completion certificate being printed. The counseling covers one-on-one budget counseling/home affordability calculations and next steps.

To register or learn more about eHome America, Click Here.

Selected Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

February 23, 2019
March 30, 2019
April 27, 2019
May 25, 2019
June 29, 2019
July 27, 2019
August 31, 2019
September 28, 2019
October 26, 2019
November 30, 2019

Topics to be covered include:

  • Are You Ready to Be a Homeowner
  • Fair Housing Laws
  • Managing Your Money 
  • Understanding Credit and Obtaining a Mortgage Loan
  • Searching for A Home
  • Post-purchase Home Maintenance & Finances

Cost of the Homebuyers Education Seminar is $25. Payment can be made by check to South Bend Heritage or through Paypal.


Submit the following form to complete class registration. 

All classes held at 803 Lincolnway West South Bend, IN 46616 (northwest corner of Lincolnway & Cushing, two story red brick building with green awnings).

Contact Director of Home Ownership, Stephanie Ball to learn more.
(574) 289-1066 Ext. 1204