Counseling & Education

Educating oneself before diving in is one of the best things any potential homebuyer can do before embarking on their path to homeownership. Next Step works with national and local housing counselors to ensure our homebuyers are prepared for the purchasing process and feel confident maintaining their homes after closing. Find a Hud-certified housing counselor here, or select from one of our partners below.

Our Counseling Partners

Next Step partners with Navicore Solutions – a national leader in the field of nonprofit financial counseling to provide pre-purchase counseling to our potential homebuyers.

We also partner with the following local organizations to deliver in-person counseling opportunities in our project cities.

Hagerstown Home Store is a community-based homebuyer education and counseling program operated by Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc., in Hagerstown, MD.

In Petersburg, VA, Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation‘s HUD-approved counseling center specializes in pre-purchase counseling, down payment assistance, and foreclosure prevention.

Learn With Next Step

Next Step has free self-paced courses for homebuyers covering topics like down payment assistance and purchasing a new manufactured home!