Home Ownership

We believe it is crucial for people to see the visual appeal of our homes, along with the different modules and fixtures that make them truly remarkable. So, for starters go to Kinexx Modular Construction and add their photos of the homes. 

Next you will need to add the steps: 

Step 1

Complete the Intake Form To get started, please take a moment to complete our intake form. Once submitted, you will receive a warm welcome email containing further details on the steps ahead.

Step 2

Register and complete the virtual 8-hour HUD Certification training with our partner, The Chicago Urban League. The virtual Home Buying Education training is offered in two 4-hour evening classes from 6-10pm. You must register and attend both classes in their entirety to receive full credit for the 8-hour course. By clicking the links below, you will be directed to the registration page for each class.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion in your name, acknowledging your accomplishment. Please email a copy of your certificate to housing@hopecenterchicago.org with your full name and HUD certificate in the subject line.

Home Buying Education Series PART 1 on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 • 6-10 PM

Home Buying Education Series PART 2 on Thursday, May 16, 2024 • 6-10 PM

The workshops are virtual and will begin at 6:00 PM.

You are welcome to take a Homebuyer Education course from another institution, however they must be a HUD-Approved Counseling Agency.

You can find a list of HUD-Approved Counseling Agencies in Chicago here: 

You can search for HUD-Approved Counseling Agencies by state and nationally here: 

Download a copy of the 2024 Chicago HUD-Approved Counseling Agencies List

Step 3

Register and complete the free self-paced CreditSmart® Homebuyer U financial literacy course. This course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the financial landscape and homebuying process confidently. The course contains 6 modules that explore the homebuying process, credit, money management and more.

Register for a free CreditSmart® Homebuyer U account and start the self-paced course here: https://creditsmart.freddiemac.com/paths/homebuyer-u/

Module 1: Overview and Introduction of the Homebuying Process

Module 2: Managing Your Money

Module 3: Your Credit and Why It Is Important

Module 4: Getting a Mortgage

Module 5: Finding a Home and Closing on a Loan

Module 6: Preserving Homeownership

To learn more about each module, please download the CreditSmart® Homebuyer U Brochure.

To access course worksheets, please download the CreditSmart® Homebuyer U Worksheets.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion, symbolizing your commitment to financial well-being. Please email a copy of your certificate to housing@hopecenterchicago.org with your full name and CreditSmart® Homebuyer U certificate in the subject line.

Step 4

Connect with Our Trusted Mortgage Partners Once you have completed the previous steps, it’s time to take the next leap towards your dreams of homeownership. We have established partnerships with reputable institutions that can assist you in securing your mortgage. Our esteemed partners include:

Chase Bank
BMO Harris
Self-Help Credit Union 

Feel free to reach out to any of these partners to explore your mortgage options and take the first step towards turning your dreams into reality.  

If you have any questions, please contact us via email: housing@hopecenterchicago.org