Educational Opportunities

CHT Orientation

An in-depth introduction to Community Home Trust and the affordable housing program we offer in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. This is an educational requirement of the program. Orientation is conducted via Zoom and lasts one hour. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. You may also complete the orientation by watching a video and completing a questionnaire.

Home Buyer Education

This class is offered in two 4-hour sessions via Zoom and gives potential buyers the tools to navigate the home-buying process. Completion of this class is a requirement of the program and most lenders, and attendance at both sessions is required to receive the certificate. This class is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Home Maintenance Class

In this 2.5-hour class, we discuss the major systems of a home (e.g., heat-pump, furnace/air conditioner, hot water heater, etc.), typical maintenance, troubleshooting, and potential expenses. This also is an opportunity to review the CHT Stewardship program. The class is conducted live on Zoom.

Durham DPA Lender Information

Lenders: In order to be approved as a participating lender for the City of Durham Down Payment Assistance Program, you will need to attend a brief information session, conducted via Zoom. Once you complete the session, you will be added to the approved lender list. This session is for lenders only.

Supplemental Homebuyer Education

Homebuyers: did you take the 8-hour Homebuyer Education course online? Was it a self-paced class, such as eHome America or Fannie Mae HomeView? If so, you also need to complete this 2-hour supplemental course. This 2-hour course is designed to highlight the major topics of the Homebuyer Education course and give you an opportunity to ask our HUD certified counselor any questions you may have about the course topics. Community Home Trust is offering this course on Zoom. Click on a date below to register.

*If you took the 8-hour Homebuyer Education course in-person OR if you took the course online but it was taught by an instructor in real-time (such as on Zoom), you are NOT required to take this 2-hour supplemental course.

CHT Orientation

An in-depth introduction to Community Home Trust and the affordable housing program we offer. This is an educational requirement of the program. Orientation is conducted via Zoom and lasts one hour. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. You may also complete the orientation by watching a video and completing a questionnaire.

For more information, contact Ivelisse Mercado, Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, at 919.967.1545 ext. 302 or imercado@communityhometrust.org.

2022 Orientation Dates

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Click the button to register or begin the online orientation.

Homebuyer Education

This class is offered in two 4-hour sessions via Zoom and gives potential buyers the tools to navigate the home-buying process. Completion of this class is a requirement of the program and most lenders, and attendance at both sessions is required to receive the certificate. This class is free and open to the public, but registration is required. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the sessions.

For more information, contact Deja Gilmore, Program Coordinator, at 919.967.1545 ext. 301 or dgilmore@communityhometrust.org.

Home Maintenance Class

In this 2.5-hour class, we discuss the major systems of a home (e.g., heat-pump, furnace/air conditioner, hot water heater, etc.), typical maintenance, troubleshooting, and potential expenses. This also is an opportunity to review the CHT Stewardship program. The class is conducted live on Zoom.

Classes are limited to 6 participants and are open to CHT homeowners only at this time.

CHT Homeowner Maintenance Workshop 2023

NOTE: Dates and times coming soon. To register or for more information, contact Ian Morse, Property Manager, at 919.967.1545 ext. 306 or imorse@communityhometrust.org.

Durham Down Payment Assistance Program Lender Information Sessions

Lenders: In order to be approved as a participating lender for the City of Durham Down Payment Assistance Program, you will need to attend a brief information session, conducted via Zoom.

The information portion of the session lasts 10-15 minutes and is followed by time for questions. Once you complete the session, you will be added to the approved lender list. This session is for lenders only and covers program eligibility, property requirements, application process, underwriting requirements, and next steps for your clients.

Click the button below to register for an upcoming session.

Supplemental Homebuyer Education Course

Homebuyers: did you take the 8-hour Homebuyer Education course online? Was it a self-paced class, such as eHome America or Fannie Mae HomeView? If so, you also need to complete this 2-hour supplemental course. This 2-hour course is designed to highlight the major topics of the Homebuyer Education course and give you an opportunity to ask our HUD certified counselor any questions you may have about the course topics. Community Home Trust is offering this course on Zoom. See below for dates/times.

*If you took the 8-hour Homebuyer Education course in-person OR if you took the course online but it was taught by an instructor in real-time (such as on Zoom), you are NOT required to take this 2-hour supplemental course.

Click the button below to register for an upcoming session.