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Keys To The New Place
Get Up To $300,000 in DownPayment Assistance
Turn your Homeownership Dreams Into Reality

No downpayment, low credit scores or other challenges preventing you from becoming a homeowner? We can help you. Our Homeownership Program assists individuals in attaining and retaining the “American Dream” of homeownership. FACE is a HUD approved housing counseling agency that has helped over 15,000 clients to be on their way to homeownership. FACE helps clients connect with the right experts, downpayment assistance programs, and knowledge to be successful homeowners.


In a hurry to get your homebuyer's education certification?

Self-guided course with 24/7 access is also available. 

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What Do You Need?

Homeownership Education Classes & Counseling


Homeownership Fairs


Affordable Housing







The Homebuying Process


Complete the Homebuyer Education Class

This class is a requirement for downpayment assistance programs. You can see the scheduled classes and register below.

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Get the 8 hour

Class Certificate!

Once you complete the Homebuyer Education Class you will be given your 8 hour certificate of completion as well as next steps!

Prepare for 1-on-1

Housing Counseling

After the class, connect with an intake specialist to prepare for 1-on-1 counseling! 

To receive up-to-date advice, please take 2 minutes to create a profile and check your credit score using the TransUnion/HomeFree-USA CreditView Dashboard. This is merely a soft check and has absolutely no impact on your score. CreditView is free of charge and all the information is confidential.


Become Pre-Approved

We will help you connect with lenders who match your downpayment assistance needs for you to get pre-approval.


Get Mortgage Ready with 1-on-1 Housing Counseling

In our counseling session, FACE's HUD approved counselor will review your individual situation and guide you to be mortgage ready as well as match you with downpayment assistance programs.

Once you're mortgage ready...


Go Shopping for a Home!

Once you receive pre-approval, we will help you identify real estate agents who have expertise with downpayment assistance programs and first time homebuyers.


We will be your trusted adviser and will be able to provide assistance if there are bumps along the way.


Become a Homeowner!

Once you get to the finish line of homeownership, we can celebrate!

HomeBuyer Education Classes

The FACE Homebuyer Education Classes consists of 8-hour, HUD-approved, homebuyer classes.
The 8-hour certificate is a requirement of various down payment assistance programs offered by government agencies and banks. All classes are virtual.

**PLEASE NOTE: You MUST be registered AND take the entire 8-hour class to receive the certificate.**

See Registration Details Below

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Virtual Live Webinar Classes

Take a class with live instructors and experts and get detailed information about the various downpayment assistance programs (up to $300,000) that are available to you in the City of LA and more! Get all your real time questions answered in one class! Classes are available in both English and Korean.

Disclaimer: By registering for this event, you acknowledge and consent to the possibility of being recorded. Please be aware that recordings may be used for documentation, promotional materials, or other purposes associated with the event.

Self-Guided Classes

If scheduled live webinar classes are not convenient, FACE also offers options for online classes that you can access 24-7 at your convenience at your own pace. 


**Please note that these classes may not meet some requirements for required homebuyer educations. (For Example, City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department [HCIDLA] Low Income Purchase Assistance [LIPA] and Mortgage Credit Certificate [MCC] programs require in-person classes. Please contact at for more details.)

Get the Self-Guided Homebuyer Education Class Certificate

  1. Register and Complete the Homebuyer Education Course

  2. Upload your income/Counseling Required Documents to our portal. Instructions and Upload here.

  3. Connect with our intake specialist to prepare for your session with a HUD Certified Housing Counselor. Schedule Intake Session here.

  4. Schedule and attend a counseling session with a HUD approved Housing Counselor from FACE (our intake specialist will coordinate with you to set up your Counseling appointment).

  5. Receive your Certification of Completion of your Self-Guided Homebuyer Education Course!

FACE partners with Bank of America's Special Purpose Credit Program
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FACE is one of five agencies partnering with Bank of America for this new program designed to expand access to credit for homebuyers, small business, and business banking!

To get started, sign up below!

**Please read the form description carefully. It will guide you on next steps after filling out the form.

Thank you to first Citizens Bank for Sponsoring our Homeownership Program
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