Finance Authority of New Orleans

Homebuyer Counseling


Homebuyer counseling is a required part of eligibility for the "Expand to Homeownership" Grant Program. Counseling must be completed prior to final loan approval. Please register with one of the participating homebuyer education counseling organizations listed below to schedule your 12-hour homebuyer education and training requirement. Only organizations that are certified by the Louisiana Homebuyer Education Collaborative are allowed to fulfill this requirement.


A Shared Initiative, Inc.
5508 Citrus Blvd.
Harahan, LA 70123
(504) 733-1733
Contact: Giazzlyn Brumfield

Desire Community Housing Corporation
3831 Hamburg St.
New Orleans, LA 70122
Contacts: Wilbert Thomas, (504) 905-1425,
               Deborah Davenport, (504) 416-4065

Faith Life Ministries New Day Homeowner Services
1375 Lindbergh
Slidell, LA 70458
(985) 288-5826
Contact: Theata Mason

Family Resources of New Orleans
817 N. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 822-8519
Contact: Kelita Pete

Integrity Homebuyers Association, Inc.
1124 W Highway 30, Bldg 2
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 644-6705
Contact: Patrena Ester

Jefferson Community Action Program
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. #402
Harahan, LA 70123
(504) 736-6900
Contact: Bianka Cornish

Lower 9th Ward Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association
1120 Lamanche St.
New Orleans, LA 70177
(504) 373-6483
Contact: Charlotte Jackson

Neighborhood Development Foundation (NDF)
1429 S. Rampart St.
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 488-0155
Contact: Fred Johnson

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, Inc. (NHS)
4528 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-5900
Contact: Donna Darensbourg

Puentes New Orleans
1050 South Jefferson Davis Pkwy
Suite 316
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 821-7228
Contact: Scarlet Garcia

Southern United Neighborhoods
2221 St. Claude Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 220-5668
Contact: Marie Hurt

Sulli Educational Services, Inc.
4224 Florida Avenue, Suite #7
Kenner, LA 70065
(504) 464-6224
Contact: Conchita L. Sulli


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