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AAAH's Pre-Purchase Counseling provides first-time homebuyers (HUD Definition: anyone who has not owned a home in the past three years) with personal one- on-one support through the homebuying process and develop steps to become successful homeowners. With the assistance of our HUD-approved homebuying counselors, clients will work to become "mortgage-ready."

Due to COVID-19, AAAH's in-person Homebuying Classes are postponed. However, first-time homebuyers can participate in virtual homebuying classes through eHome America and explore opportunities to homebuying resources.

Are you ready to begin your homebuying journey?

Program Eligibility

AAAH is a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency and an Equal Housing Opportunity organization. Our program is open to the public and all are welcome to apply. Household income may determine eligibility for specific assistance-based services.

Intake and Application Process

If you are interested in our counseling services, please complete our Client Intake Form or call us at 503-595-3517.

Intake Process:

1.Complete the Pre-Purchase Client Intake

  • Option 1: Fill out the Online Intake Form below.

  • Option 2: If you are not able to complete the form online, you are welcome to call our office at 503-595-3517 so we can assist you in completing your Intake by phone.

Next Steps for Applicants


Following your intake submission, an AAAH staff member will contact you to discuss next steps and provide you with an application packet to begin your homebuying counseling process.


Submitting Your Application

1. Submit completed Pre-Purchase Application Packet with Supporting Documentation via Secure Dropbox Link, email:, fax: 503-595-3519, or US Mail: 825 NE 20th Ave, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232.

2. A Counselor will review your application materials and set up an appointment to begin your homebuyer counseling sessions.

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