Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program

Save the Date!

The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) is pleased to announce the Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program (TSHEP) schedule for 2017. We administer TSHEP on behalf of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), the agency legislatively responsible for the program. Stay tuned for registration and scholarship information as the training dates approach. 

Date Location Course Price
July 24-28
(5 days)

HO247: Post-Purchase Education Methods


July 24-26 
(3 days)

HO209: Delivering Effective Financial Education 
to Today’s Consumers



What type of certification does TSHEP provide?

TSAHC partners with NeighborWorks America, which offers six certifications for homeownership practitioners, and each meets the requirements of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. NeighborWorks certification is maintained by obtaining continuing education credits in the amount of 10 credits every year or 30 credits every 3 years. By taking a 5-day course, you will receive 30 credits of continuing education to renew your certification. A 3-day course is worth 18 credits and a 2-day course is worth 12 credits.

For more information about the different certifications provided by NeighborWorks, including the requirements to obtain or maintain a certification and the application form for each, click here.

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact Sarah Ellinor at (512) 220-1171 or sellinor@tsahc.org if you have any additional questions regarding scheduled or future trainings. 

2016 Highlights:

We are celebrating our fourth anniversary of administering the Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program (TSHEP) in partnership with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), the agency legislatively responsible for the program. We continue to be pleased with the program’s success.

  • 80 counselors trained
  • Counselors represented 52 organizations and 26 cities across Texas
  • Overall rating of 3.9 out of 4.0
  • 38 hotel scholarships were awarded to counselors to attend training
  • 100% of counselors would recommend this training to others

We contracted with NeighborWorks America to deliver the following courses:

  • HO229: Homebuyer Education Methods-Training the Trainer
  • HO250: Homeownership Counseling Certification: Principles, Practices & Techniques
  • HO211: Credit Counseling for Maximum Results 


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