Homebuyer Services

Homebuyer Services is a regional program providing services for home buyers in all counties in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County.  It is designed to prepare homebuyers to make good decisions during the home buying process and have a good understanding of the responsibilities of home ownership.  The Housing Partnership adheres to National Industry Standards for homebuyer training and counseling. Homebuyer Services can also connect homebuyers to affordable loan products and down payment and closing cost assistance.  The funding for the down payment and closing cost assistance programs are provided by the Community Development Administration and the St. Louis County Office of Community Development.

The Ready Now Process is for individuals and families that are beginning the home buying process and wish to educate themselves before proceeding or for homebuyers that are pre-approved for a loan and want to meet the requirements of completing homebuyer Training and Counseling.  The services begin with a free orientation session to help you determine your level of readiness.  The Orientation sessions are held at The Housing Partnership office at 336 E. Ripa, St. Louis Missouri 63125 on the second Tuesday of the Month at 6:00 p.m. To register for the Orientation please call 314-631-9905. To enter the individual program start by completing the intake document and returning the requested documents to The housing Partnership. Download the Intake Document HERE One of the program staff will review once all documents are received and will schedule the one- on-one counseling. Once you have been pre-approved the final step is to take the on-line course to receive your certificate for training and counseling (see below). If you are under contract now, please call our office to see how we can help.

On line training is provided by eHome America. The cost is $115.00 and can be accessed HERE.

Upcoming Orientation Sessions-

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. – 336 E. Ripa, St. Louis, Missouri 63125 -Maria Center on the campus of Notre Dame High School
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. – 336 E. Ripa, St. Louis, Missouri 63125 -Maria Center on the campus of Notre Dame High School
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. – 336 E. Ripa, St. Louis, Missouri 63125 -Maria Center on the campus of Notre Dame High School