Homeownership Education

The LRRC is Now Offering an Online Homeownership Education Certification Course

Buying a home is complex, and it is easy to get overwhelmed when information is thrown at you from all directions. The LRRC Homeownership Education course will walk you through the pre-purchase steps to consider, the mortgage application process, what to expect post-purchase, and common questions and answers. After completing the course, you will have the opportunity to meet with an LRRC housing counselor. You will also receive a housing education certificate, which is a requirement for many first-time homebuyer mortgage programs.

How to register:

The LRRC homeownership education course is conveniently available on an online platform.

Course Length:

The course is approximately four hours long and does not have to be completed in one sitting.


The $35 fee entitles you to all course components and follow-up appointments with an LRRC housing counselor. Each person must register and take the course independently, including married couples.

Who Should Register:

We recommend registering for this course as soon as you begin to think about buying a home, ideally one to three years before looking at homes for purchase. To access special first-time homebuying products, any spouse who is earning income may be required to take the course.

Tablets at LRRC:

If you don’t have easy access to a computer with internet, the LRRC has tablets available for use during open walk-in hours on a first-come-first-served basis. Tablets may not be removed from the LRRC premises. Walk-in hours are available on our website and on our main phone line, 732-942-9292.

For more information:

For additional information, including the course curriculum and information about special first-time homebuying programs, download the brochure below.