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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Housing Counseling

Classes now enrolling, view calendar​​​!

PRE-PURCHASE EDUCATION: Make your Home Buying Experience a Success!

  • Learn key information of home buying stages  
  • Choose the right mortgage type for you
  • Learn what to look for in a Realtor or lender
  • Develop a home buyer checklist
  • Learn the latest home maintenance tips
  • Create your Pre-Purchase Plan!
  • En Español, llamar 703-792-4755

POST PURCHASE EDUCATION: Purchased your first home?  VCE Homeowner Classes can help! 

  • Your monthly finances
  • Build reserves to cover home repair expenses
  • Recognize common pitfalls and scams aimed at new homeowners
  • Identify ways to protect your investment
  • En Español, llamar 703-792-4755

​RENTAL EDUCATION: Renting now?  Looking to rent in the future? Be sure you know your rights and responsibilities. 

  • The ins & outs of credit
  • How to find the right place
  • Handling the application process
  • Understanding the lease agreement
  • Getting back your security deposit
  • Renter rights and responsibilities
  • Housekeeping, maintenance & repairs
  • En Español, llamar 703-792-4755

HOUSING COUNSELING SERVICES:  ​FORECLOSURE AVOIDANCE COUNSELING

Mortgage Delinquency – If you are struggling with monthly mortgage payments or have fallen behind, VCE counselors can help you negotiate with mortgage lenders and recommend a course of action to avoid foreclosure.  To speak with a Housing Counselor, call 703-792-4713 or email housingcounseling@pwcgov.orgEn Español, llamar 703-792-4755.

Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) – If you are a homeowner age 62 years and older and are considering converting the equity in your home into income, a certified HECM counselor is available to help you make an informed decision and guide you through the process. To speak with the HECM counselor, call 703-792-4713 or email housingcounseling@pwcgov.orgEn Español, llamar 703-792-4755

​PRE-PURCHASE COUNSELING 

Give yourself a boost forward in preparing yourself to become a home owner.  We can give you the latest resources and up to date information and options for preparing financially and mentally for homeownership!  Call 703-792-4713 or email housingcounseling@pwcgov.orgEn Español, llamar 703-792-4755.

POST-PURCHASE COUNSELING 

If you recently purchased your first home, VCE counselors can help you adjust your spending plan to accommodate new expenses and build reserves, recognize common pitfalls and scams aimed at new homeowners, and identify ways to protect your investment.  To schedule an appointment, call 703-792-6287 or email  smartmoney@pwcgov.org.  En Español, llamar 703-792-4755.

RENTAL COUNSELING 

If you are struggling with monthly rental payments or need help securing affordable rental housing, VCE counselors can work with you to manage your finances and develop your action plan to maintain stable housing.  Housing Counseling by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 703-792-6287 or email housingcounseling@pwcgov .org. En Español, llamar 703-792-4755. Follow us on Twitter for class updates and financial resource information @FinEdVCE.

 

Class Locations

SUDLEY NORTH Government Center

7987 Ashton Avenue

Manassas, VA 20109 

DR. A.J. FERLAZZO BUILDING

15941 Donald Curtis Drive

Woodbridge, VA 22192 

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Financial Education & Housing Counseling Program
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105, Manassas, VA 20109
smartmoney@pwcgov.org

Reminder: If Prince William County Schools close early or are closed due to inclement weather, or Prince William County government closes buildings for any reason, our workshops and classes will be cancelled. Please check our website and contact us to reschedule.

VCE Prince William staff does not report to any credit bureau, or sell or endorse any product or service. VCE Prince William staff respects every client's right to privacy and confidentiality.  Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are ​a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6287/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.​​

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