NeighborhoodLIFT Approved Education Providers

The NeighborhoodLIFT Down Payment Assistance program requires completion of eight hours of homebuyer education prior to requesting funds. Buyers must also have a valid homebuyer education certificate at closing on their property.  Certificates of completion are valid for 12 months after issuance.  Please reach out to NeighborWorks Home Partners for further details.

Buyers purchasing a multi-unit property must also complete Landlord Education before closing on the property (not before applying for the program.)

Below is a list of agencies that are approved to provide you with the required education. The LIFT program allows the borrower(s) to complete education either through an instructor-led workshop or online self-guided course. Buyers who take Framework online education must also complete a one-hour, 1-on-1 counseling appointment. This appointment can be completed with any organization on this list.


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You are not required to work with NeighborWorks Home Partners to receive your homebuyer education.  Below is a list of approved providers. All agencies provide classes in English and additional languages as noted.

Approved Homebuyer Education and Counseling Providers:

(click on the organization name to visit their website)

Workshops and Counseling:

NeighborWorks Home Partners   *Hmong
African Development Center
(612) 333-4772   *Arabic, Somali, Swahili
Anoka County Community Action Program (763) 783-4747
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (800) 662-5711
Community Action Partnership Hennepin County (952) 933-9639   *Spanish
Communidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (651) 279-4200   *Spanish
Dakota County Community Development Agency (651) 322-3500
Kootasca Community Action, Inc.  (218) 999-0800
Model Cities Community Development Corporation (651) 632-8350
Neighborhood Development Alliance (NeDA) (651) 292-0131  *Spanish
One Roof Community Housing (218) 727-5372
PRG, Inc. (612) 721-7556
Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (507) 836-1605   *Spanish
Three Rivers Community Action, Inc. (507) 316-0610  *Spanish, Swahili
Urban League Twin Cities (612) 302-3100
Washington County Community Development Agency (651) 458-0936
West Central Minnesota Communities Action (218) 685-4486

On-Demand Workshop (additional counseling required)

Framework Online Education (one hour of in-person counseling required – all organizations on this list are approved counseling providers for this service.)

Counseling Only (for buyers who take Framework On-Demand education)

Lutheran Social Services (LSS) (option for Framework one-on-one counseling) (651) 642-5990

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