Buying a home is a big deal, whether you’re doing it for the first time or getting back into the ever-changing market. When you educate yourself for smart homeownership with Framework, you’ll navigate every step of the process with confidence. If you are already working with a lender you should confirm this meets their requirements prior to registering as different lenders may have different homebuyer education and counseling requirements.

2020 Downpayment Plus Programs
To satisfy the pre-purchase education and counseling requirement for the FHLBank Chicago’s 2020 Downpayment Plus and Downpayment Plus Advantage programs, homebuyers may first select a counseling provider that has adopted the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NIS) from the list below. After completing the Framework Online Homebuyer Course, the homebuyer will then be required to complete one-on-one counseling with the selected agency. Additional fees may apply.

Please click on one of the Framework partners below that offer individual advising:

Agency City State
Western Arizona Council of Governments Yuma AZ
Community Housing Council of Fresno Fresno CA
Faith and Community Empowerment Los Angeles CA
HomesFund Durango CO
SouthWest Improvement Council Denver CO
Affordable Homeownership Foundation, Inc Fort Myers FL
Hope for Housing Jacksonville FL
Housing Foundation of America Pembroke Pines FL
Jacksonville Urban League Jacksonville FL
Trinity Empowerment Consortium, Inc. Miami FL
Georgia Sustainable Community Ventures College Park GA
Morningstar Urban Development East Point GA
Hawaii Homeownership Center Honolulu HI
Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc. Greenup IL
Genesis Housing Development Corp Chicago IL
NW HomeStart Rockford IL
Partners in Community Building, Inc. Chicago IL
The Neighbor Project Aurora IL
Restoration America Crytal Lake IL
Chinese American Service League Chicago IL
Agora Services Chicago IL
Mid Central Community Action, Inc. Bloomington IL
Spanish Coalition for Housing Chicago IL
The Neighbor Project Aurora IL
Wayfinders Springfield MA
Cambridge Credit Counseling Agawam MA
NewVue Communities Fitchburg MA
Guidewell Financial Solutions dba CCCS of Maryland Baltimore MD
Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership Hagerstonw MD
Housing Options and Planning Enterprises, Inc. (H.O.P.E.) Oxon Hill MD
Kennebec Valley Community Action Program Waterville ME
Capital Area Housing Partnership East Lansing MI
Community Home Solutions Bay City MI
Community Housing Network Troy MI
Monroe County Opportunity Program Monroe MI
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis St. Louis MO
NeighborWorks Montana Great Falls MT
Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership Charlotte NC
Navicore Solutions Manalapan NJ
Housing Partnership Development Corporation New York NY
Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc. Hauppauge NY
Community Development Corporation of Long Island Centereach NY
RUPCO, Inc. kingston NY
CHN Housing Partners Cleveland OH
DevNWSpringfield/td> OR
NeighborImpact Redmond OR
NeighborWorks Umpqua Roseburg OR
Portland Housing Center Portland OR
Tabor Community Services Lancaster PA
Good Neighbor Foundation Franklin TN
You Can Make It Home Ownership Center Smyrna TN
NeighborWorks Blackhawk Region Beloit WI

*If you are already working with a lender, we suggest that you confirm that the Framework course meets their requirements prior to registering. Some lenders may have different or additional homebuyer education requirements than FHLBank Chicago.

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What others are saying

Framework satisfies the homebuyer education requirements for Fannie Mae HomePath Ready Buyer™ and HomeReady® by Fannie Mae.

Everything you need to know

The Framework course is the most comprehensive around: it meets HUD guidelines and exceeds National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education.

The power of confidence

Knowledge really is power. The power to protect yourself as a consumer, do what’s best for you, and make your dream of homeownership come true.

Yes, it works on your phone

Mobile-optimized design lets you learn on your smartphone or tablet. So you can fit the course in during your lunch hour, on the bus . . . whenever, wherever.

Efficient for your busy life

The Framework course breaks homebuying down into bite-sized topics, and it’s so organized and intuitive, most people finish in just a few hours.

Big bang for your buck

When you complete the course, you also get Smart Start, Framework’s education series for new homeowners. It’s delivered to your inbox each month, for free.

Certificate of completion

When you pass the course, you get the certificate you need to qualify for some special loan programs that make homebuying easier. Just download and print.