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Homebuyer Education

Homebuyer Education

Based on the Homebuyer's Guide, workshops are designed to equip buyers with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed at both home purchasing and home ownership.

A concise, current publication, the Homebuyer's Guide is based on the National Industry Standards for Homebuyer Education and includes chapters on assessing home readiness, money for housing, making an offer on a home, selecting a mortgage, closing the deal and defining success as a homeowner.

The following services are offered, as approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Financial Management/Budget Counseling
  • Financial, Budgeting, and Credit Workshops
  • Pre-purchase Counseling
  • Pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops

The table below lists HUD approved housing counseling locations and OSU Extension educators. Additionally, this list is part of the federal HUD website.

County Location Contact Information
Butler Butler County Extension Office
1802 Princeton Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Heather Reister
513 785-6653


Clermont County Extension Office
1000 Locust St.
Owensville, OH 45160

Margaret Jenkins


Cuyahoga County Extension Office
12200 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH 44120

Amanda Osborne
216-429-8200 ext. 242

Franklin Franklin County Extension Office
99 E. Ninth Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

Hardin Hardin County Extension Office
1021 W. Lima St., Suite 103, Kenton, OH 43326
Jami Dellifield
Lucas Lucas County Extension Office
One Government Center
Suite 550
Toledo, OH 43604
Patrice Powers-Barker

Mahoning County Extension Office
490 S Broad St.
Canfield, OH 44406

Beth Stefura


Marion County Extension Office
222 W Center St.
Marion, OH 43302

Whitney Gherman
Wayne Wayne County Extension Office
428 W. Liberty St., Suite 12
Wooster, OH 44691
Melinda Hill
State Office 342 Campbeill Hall
1787 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

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