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First-Time Homebuyers


If you’re a first-time homebuyer, the process of finding and purchasing a home may seem overwhelming but help is available.  FANO is pleased to sponsor an online pre-purchase course through eHome America in partnership with our local counseling agencies.  You will learn about understanding credit, shopping for a loan, preparing for expenses, getting a mortgage loan, and managing your finances after you become a homeowner.

In order to qualify for FANO’s Own New Orleans down payment assistance program, you must complete a pre-purchase course as a first-time homebuyer.

You can attend this course online or in a classroom; it’s your choice. Once you register, you will be able to choose one of our approved counseling agencies and they can help guide you on the learning option that works best for you.


To begin, sign up on the FANO page on eHome America. Then follow these steps:

  • Click “Select” under the name of the course provider closest to you.
  • Click the button next to “individual” or “couple.”
  • Click “Submit.”
  • Fill in the online registration form.


Current Homeowners


Now that you’re a homeowner, there are many things you can do to protect your investment. FANO will continue to expand our online education options for homeowners in collaboration with local industry experts. We’ve summarized a list of current programs offered by these experts that you may be eligible for.

Download the list of current programs here.


You may also visit their websites to learn more about upcoming workshops and tips on protecting and improving your home, your neighborhood and our city.




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Financial Assistance for Eligible Residents


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To receive additional information about our programs, please fill out the form with your contact information, and we will send you an email with program details.
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