Doing anything for the first time can be daunting. Don’t let buying your first home overwhelm you. Check out our Steps to Buying a Home and register for a Homebuyer Education class, available in-person and online, in English and Spanish.

RIHousing customers who are first-time homebuyers are required to take a Homebuyer Education class prior to closing.

NEW: Virtual Homebuyer Education classes

“Get Educated!” from the comfort of your home! RIHousing is pleased to launch our virtual Homebuyer Education Classes to help prospective homebuyers understand the process of buying and keeping a home. The virtual option replaces our in-person class and information is presented “live” by our homebuying expert.

Please note: prospective homebuyers are still able to take the online ‘Framework’ course offered by Fannie Mae, if that better suits their needs and schedule. Both class options are offered free of charge and participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for either class.

Customers who are first-time homebuyers are required to participate in one of these classes prior to closing on a RIHousing loan.


Need more flexibility to take the class?

We’ve got you covered. Online classes feature the same basic principles taught at the in-person class and allow you to complete the material at your own pace.


Buyers who apply for our Renovation Mortgage/203(k) loan are required to complete this course. Others are welcome to take the course which covers important information if purchasing a home needing repairs.

*Please note that the completion of RIHousing’s Homebuyer Education class may not satisfy the Homebuyer Education requirements for other lenders or agencies providing down payment and/or closing cost assistance.

Thinking about purchasing a multi-family home and becoming a landlord?

Then you’ll need to complete Landlord-Tenant education in addition to our regular Homebuyer Education class.
Learn about leasing, repairs and everything else you need to know to become a successful landlord.

Have questions?

Contact us at 401-457-1280 or homebuyereducation@rihousing.com