Are you thinking of buying a home?

Buying your own home may be one of the best decisions you could ever make.

family in front of newly purchased home

Homeownership gives people and families two kinds of security: it provides a safe place under your own control, and it is a key to economic security. A home is a long-term asset that a family can pass on to their children, and becomes a stepping stone to success for future generations.

Homeowners contribute to vibrant communities because they are more involved in their schools, more engaged in their neighborhoods and more supportive of local businesses.

Purchasing a home may also be one of the biggest financial decisions you ever make. If you need help securing a home loan, navigating the process of buying your first home, or improving your credit before you buy, AHF is here to help you.

First time Home Buyer Counseling Program

AHF can help you reach your housing goal. Our counseling team can guide you through the whole process.

  • We begin by getting a realistic picture of your financial situation, and helping you create an action plan to move toward your goal.
  • We make sure you fully understand your role and responsibilities as a homeowner, and understand the process of buying a home.
  • We help you prepare a household budget to manage your debt, expenses and savings, so you can be sure of meeting your obligations.
  • We have a First Time Homebuyer’s “In-House” Class on the 2nd Saturday of the month, pre-registrations are necessary and the class is an 8 hour class from 9-5 with lunch being served. Please call 239-689-4944 for details

First Time Home Buyer’s Application Packet


First Time Home Buyers Class

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AHF has partnered with ehomeamerica to offer online Home Buyer Education classes. These classes are designed to help get you started and find out about your options as a first time home buyer. Take the classes whenever it suits you, and enjoy the convenience of participating wherever you have internet access.

Learn how to:

  • Shop for a home
  • Secure a mortgage loan
  • Maintain your home

Smart Homeownership Starts Here – Framework Home Buyer Course

Buying a home is a big deal, whether you’re doing it for the first time or getting back into the ever-changing market. When you educate yourself for smart homeownership with Framework, you’ll navigate every step of the process with confidence. The Framework course is affordable too: just $75. Framework is a Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae approved on line class.t

Click here for a video preview.

Down Payment Assistance Resources

Below are the links to the applications for down payment assistance through LEE COUNTY Florida’s HOME & SHIP Programs for 2018, along with the income guidelines:

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