Want To Own Your Own Home?

We can help you make it happen!

Our trained Housing Counselor provides assistance with mortgage loan pre-qualification, soft-second mortgage loans, bond money with closing assistance, credit counseling, financial fitness, pre and post budget counseling, homelessness prevention and loss mitigation services to avoid foreclosure.

Start your journey to home ownership today. It's as easy as 1-2-3:
1) Enroll and pay for classes - (bring copy of documents to class. See list below)
2) NENA Housing Counselor will counsel, teach and empower you with the knowledge to help you achieve home ownership.
3) You will receive a Certificate at the end of our classes to bring to lenders and our continued guidance. Our guidance does not end once you've completed the course. There will be follow up appointments to track your progress.

To register for our classes, please click on the button below and complete the registration form. You can register for one class or both classes. We recommend that you register for both classes if you are referred to us by HANO. Cost per class is $75 plus a one time $30 intake fee that includes the cost of pulling your credit report. No extra charge for couples.

The one time intake fee plus tuition must be paid in order to complete the registration process and secure your spot. Space is limited so register today. No personal checks. Payments can be made with a credit card, a debit card, through your Paypal account or money order payable to 9th Ward NENA.

Thank you for choosing 9th Ward NENA to be your guide through the home buying process. We look forward to helping you achieve the American Dream.

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2018 Class Schedule Below

Financial Fitness/Literacy Class

One Day Class
(9:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

January 6

February 3

March 3

April 7

May 5

June 2

July 7

August 4

September 1

October 6

November 3

First Time Home Buyer Class

A 12 Hour Class
(2 sessions of 6 hrs each)
(9:30 AM - 3:30 PM)

January 13 & 20

February 17 & 24

March 17 & 24

April 21 & 28

May 12 & 19

June 9 & 16

July 14 & 21

August 11 & 18

September 15 & 22

October 13 & 20

November 10 & 17

Please bring a copy of the following documents to class:

Picture ID
Social Security Card
4 check stubs
Most recent bank statement
2016 & 2017 W2’s
2016 & 2017 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.

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.

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

Phone: (504) 373-6483