Want To Own Your Own Home?

We can help you make it happen!

A pre-counseling session must be schedule and taken prior to attending classes. Tuition must be paid to complete the registration process and secure your spot. If you are referred to us by HANO, your total cost is $185 which includes the intake fee and tuition for both classes. The $185 payment can be paid by installments. Tuition must be paid prior to each class. No extra charges for couples. NENA also offers Post-Counseling sessions to first time home buyers and follow-ups after completion of classes.

******While our office is under repair, our Saturday classes will be held at the MLK Library at 1611 Caffin Avenue, New Orleans, LA.  The First Time Home Buyer Class is from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  The Financial Fitness Class is from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

*****UPDATE: First Time Home Buyer class is held on May 25th only.*****

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NENA's trained Housing Counselor provides assistance with mortgage loan pre-qualification, soft-second mortgage loans, bond money with closing assistance, credit counseling, financial fitness, and pre and post budget counseling.

2019 Class Schedule

Financial Fitness Class
January 5
February 2
March 9
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 13
August 3
September 7
October 19
November 2

First Time Home Buyer (2 part class)
January 12 & 19
February 16 & 23
March 16 & 23
April 27 only
May 25 only
June 8 & 15
July 20 & 27
August 10 & 17
September 14 & 21
October 5 & 12
November 9 & 16

***No December Classes***

Please bring a copy of the following documents to class:


Picture ID
Social Security Card
4 check stubs
Most recent bank statement
2017 & 2018 W2’s
2017 & 2018 Tax Returns


Need to get a copy of your tax return? Click on IRS link https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
or order by phone, call 800-908-9946 and follow the prompts.

Address:
9th Ward NENA
1123 Lamanche Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: (504) 373-6483

Please read more about our classes below.

About The First Time Home Buyer Class

NENA’s First Time  Home Buyer class is a 12 hour course that is divided into two sessions. The first session introduces the home buyer on the various types of loans; the mortgage process; how to calculate income/debt ratios for maximum loan amount; the Truth and Lending Statement; and how credit affects purchase.
 The second session informs the home buyer about the fair housing laws; home inspection, and appraisal; how to select a home based on needs, wants, and affordability; pre purchase and post occupancy budgeting; understanding the purchase agreement; what happens at closing and how to read settlement statement.

About The Financial Fitness Class

The Financial Fitness Class focuses on helping people manage their finances. It covers daily and monthly debt management and recommends ways for people to save money. Sometimes, people must modify their spending behavior to achieve their financial goals. Some topics include money management, budgeting and reducing unnecessary expenses; credit repair, and building wealth. 
NENA Housing Counseling Agency is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). NENA is also certified by The Louisiana Homebuyer Education Collaborative (LHEC) which is an accreditation body that ensures housing counseling standards are being met by local agency.