Pre-Purchase Orientation (PPO)
[Please note: Attending the 2-hour Pre-Purchase Orientation described below will not qualify you to be registered as a potential buyer with the DC Inclusionary Zoning Program for home buyers. If that is your goal then you should call 202-667-7606 to register for the 8-hour Home Buyer Course. A pre-approval or pre-qualification letter from a lender will be required before you are registered.] A workshop to educate home buyers on topics critical to purchasing a home, including; determining whether you are ready to buy and preparing for home purchase (considering your income, debt, credit, savings, and other factors), an overview of the home purchase process, understanding home loans, home purchase programs (including HPAP and EAHP), tax relief for home buyers, the Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) and Affordable Dwelling Unit programs, predatory lending and housing discrimination. People who determine that they are ready to apply for the HPAP and/or EAHP program will receive specific instructions on how to submit an application either independently or with the help of a counselor. Clients who would like help dealing with credit or financial obstacles to home purchase are encouraged to schedule a Money/Credit or Pre-Purchase counseling session before applying for financing.