Education for Certification

HomeStart offers a wide variety of workshops and classes designed to expand knowledge and awareness around housing-related subjects.  

Realizing the American Dream

Our premier class, takes participants through the entire home buying process, and is offered in-person and online.  When completed, the participant will receive a certificate which can be used to qualify for many down payment programs.  To find out dates the class is held you can check our Calendar and then call our office to register 815-962-2011.

To register for the online version of this class, go to www.ehomeamerica.org/HomeStart

Keeping the American Dream

This class emphasizes important topics to help people maintain successful home ownership after they have made that important purchase.  Topics in this curriculum include information around the importance of maintaining good credit and home maintenance.  Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. To find out dates the class is held you can check our Calendar and then call our office to register 815-962-2011.

Financial Capabilities

When home ownership is not an immediate goal, this option may be a good fit.  This approach is for families and individuals who may want to focus on other goals such as reducing debt or starting a saving plan. Participants will receive a certificate of completion which can be used with your Hardest Hit application. Click here for more information.