Homeownership Counseling

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UMB’s Live Near Your Work (LNYW) Program and similar grants require the completion of a homeownership program provided by a HUD-certified housing counselor before signing a contract of sale.

Homeownership counseling certificates are valid for one year and can provide helpful information about every step of the homebuying process, so it is advised that employees earn this credential before finding a home.

If both you and your spouse will be on the mortgage note, both spouses must earn their homeownership counseling certificate.

Homeownership Workshops

Attend one of GO Northwest’s on-site homeownership workshops on campus by registering for one of the dates below. You only need to attend one workshop session.

Completing a homebuying workshop is the first of a two-step process toward earning a homeownership counseling certificate. The second step requires a private homeownership counseling session, which you can sign up for during a workshop. 

UMB utilizes GO Northwest Housing Resource Center for on-site sessions. Find their information below: 

GO Northwest Housing Resource Center
2300 Garrison Blvd., Suite 140
Baltimore, MD 21216

You are not required to obtain your certification from UMB’s on-site agency.