We offer various opportunities to participate in free classes and events that can help on your path to a better financial future, increased stability and home ownership. Check back frequently for updates and new classes and events.

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, our Berkmar office remains closed. All classes listed on this page are virtual.

Down Payment Assistance Programs with Piedmont Housing Alliance

A 20% down payment on a home is great, but it’s not a requirement. First-time homeowners can secure mortgages requiring no more than 3% to 5% of the purchase price as a down payment, and there are loans and grants that can help cover these costs.

Join Piedmont Housing Alliance to learn about the down payment assistance programs that we offer like our down payment loan program, the SPARC program and pre-purchase counseling! We encourage participants to ask questions about our programs and find out how they can work for you. Please attend this webinar if you are applying to the down payment loan program. This webinar is mandatory for new clients applying to the down payment loan program.

December 5 at 12pm
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December 12 at 5pm
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Monthly Renter Education Webinars

On the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm, we host a renter education webinar on Zoom. In these webinars, you can learn about your rights and responsibilities as a renter in Virginia. Use the link below to sign up.

Note: Several dates are listed in a drop-down box on the registration page, so please pick the one that works best for you.

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Virginia Housing Homebuyer Classes

We are not currently offering the Virginia Housing Homebuyer Class in person.  You can take that class online by following this link or find other organizations throughout the state of Virginia that offer the class in person by following this link.

>> Webinar and Event Archive: Listen to and view past presentations and classes.