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2024 Homeownership Education Course Application

THISTL is collaborating with non-profit partners to offer a Homeownership Education course tailored specifically for trans and gender-expansive humans. Learn about the home purchasing process, as well as important information about household budgeting, upkeep, and affordability. This course may also qualify you for down payment assistance based on eligibility rules and current availability. THISTL will cover the cost of the course, materials, and 1:1 virtual post-sessions with a certified HUD housing counselor.
The in-person course will occur on a Saturday July 20th and last approx. 8 hours. Course location is TBD and will be shared with selected participants. Lunch is provided. THISTL will provide a $120 stipend upon course completion. Spaces are limited and selections will be made on a rolling basis.
The virtual cohort launches on the first day of the selected month. Courses will be offered for April or October. Participants will have one month to complete the self-paced curriculum (4-6 hours). Additional content will be delivered via live web-conference (1 hour) at the end of the month. Participants will be eligible to receive a $100 stipend once they have completed the online curriculum and attended the live wrap-up.

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THISTL asks this question because our goal is for programs to reflect the racial/ethnic diversity of the St. Louis Region. Please select one.
Are you able to commit to attending up to 8 hours of classroom instruction on Saturday July 20th?
Are you able to commit to completing 4-6 hours of self-paced online instruction and attending a live web training on April 30th from 5:30-6:30pm?
Are you able to commit to completing 4-6 hours of self-paced online instruction and attending a live web training on October 30th from 5:30-6:30pm?
Do you anticipate needing transportation assistance to attend the course? THISTL can provide limited assistance including bus/train fare to those who demonstrate need.

What would be your preferred method to receive your stipend? This could take up to three weeks to process after course completion.

Please provide your payment handle or the email address we can use to locate your account for digital transfers.