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Homebuyer Education
Rhode Island Housing and our partners offer informational sessions to help you better understand the process of buying and keeping a home. Rhode Island Housing customers who are first-time homebuyers are required to participate in one of these classes. To best suit your needs, interests and personal schedule, Rhode Island Housing and our partners offer these classes both in-person and online.

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Rhode Island Housing Homebuyer Education Classes 
If you are beginning to think about homeownership, or are interested in learning more about what it takes to become a homeowner, Rhode Island Housing encourages you to sign up for a Homebuyer Education Class. Our classes are offered both in-person and online to meet the needs of every customer. More information on both of these convenient class options can be found below.

In-person Classes

In-person Homebuyer Education classes are held weekly at convenient locations throughout Rhode Island. They are open to all homebuyers interested in learning how to become successful homeowners. The current class schedule is displayed below. 

Click on a class date to sign up. 

April 8th - Tuesday (6pm- 9:30pm)
North Kingstown Community Center
44 Beach Street, North Kingstown RI

April 16th - Wednesday (6pm- 9:30pm)
Warwick Boys & Girls Club
340 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick RI

April 21st - Monday (6pm- 9:30pm)
Greenville Public Library
573 Putnam Pike, Smithfield RI

May 3rd - Saturday (10am- 1:30pm)
Westerly Library
44 Broad St, Westerly RI

May 6th - Tuesday (6pm- 9:30pm)
DaVinci Center
470 Charles Street, Providence, RI

May 15th - Thursday (6pm- 9:30pm)
SWAP Community Room
500 Broad Street, Providence, RI

May 19th - Monday (6pm- 9:30pm)
Greenville Public Library
573 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, RI

May 28th - Wednesday (6pm- 9:30pm)
Warwick Police Station
99 Veterans Memorial Drive, Warwick, RI

If you have any questions or need help registering contact us at 401-457-1280 or HomebuyerEducation@rhodeislandhousing.org     

Online Classes

If you are unable to attend an in-person class, our online Homebuyer Education option may be the right choice for you. The online course features the same basic principles taught at the in-person class, and it allows you to complete the material at your own pace. While longer in length, our online class provides you with the option of taking the class from the comfort of your home, office or anywhere you access the Internet. The class is offered in both English and Spanish through eHome America for a one-time fee of $45.

Click here to register for an online class.

The Homeownership Connection Homebuyer Education Classes
The Homeownership Connection offers a range of programs for those who are ready to buy a home today, need more time to prepare for homeownership as well as those who are already homeowners. Wherever you fit in, the Homeownership Connection can offer you classes, individual counseling and/or workshops that will expand your homeownership opportunities. Classes are available in English and Spanish*, offered at convenient locations throughout the state.

Multi-family Homebuyer Education Class
FirstHomes customers who plan to purchase a two-, three- or four-family property, are required to take a Landlord-Tenant Education education series in addition to our Homebuyer Education Class. The Landlord-Tenant series, offered through the Homeownership Connection and The Housing Network of Rhode Island, meets three times a month at convenient locations throughout the state. It is offered in English and Spanish. Learn about leasing, repairs and everything else you will need to know in order to be a successful landlord. There is a fee to attend this class. To register, contact Karen Slavin at 401-457-1280 or kslavin@rhodeislandhousing.org.

Affiliated Sites

Rhode Island Housing Help Center KeepSpace Rhode Island Housing Online Homebuyer Education HomeLocatorRI.net HousingWorksRI Fair Housing Rhode Island