Pre-Purchase Counseling

Many New Yorkers want to buy a new home but don’t know where to start. AAFE Community Development Fund understands that there are many challenging and important factors to consider when making this decision. To support prospective homeowners in achieving the dream of homeownership, we are offering confidential, professional advice from our team of expert counselors.

What topics are covered?
Our pre-purchase homeownership counselors will work with you to go over:

  • purchasing procedures
  • mortgage financing
  • down payment / closing cost savings plans
  • accessibility requirements of the property
  • and if appropriate, credit improvement and debt consolidation

Who will be counseling me?
Our counseling services are conducted on a one-on-one basis with one of our trained and HUD-approved Housing Counselors.

What are the eligibility requirements?
Our counseling services are offered to anyone, regardless of income.

What are the costs?
All our services are offered free of charge.

How can I schedule a counseling session?
AAFE CDF counselors will be available to provide one-on-one pre-purchase counseling sessions for eligible individuals and families. To schedule a pre-purchase counseling session please visit Contact Us  or call (212) 964-2288.