It is the vision of the St. Lawrence County Housing Council, Inc. that every resident of St. Lawrence County should have access to decent and affordable housing in vital and vibrant communities.

First Time Home Buyer Class

The Housing Council believes that home buyers, facing the largest single investment they will likely ever make, should have access to as much information and technical assistance as possible.

The Housing Council provides classroom training to educate prospective home buyers on key elements of the home purchase process, including: household economics and budgeting, the wise use of credit, working with real estate agents, evaluating mortgage products, home inspections, and household maintenance and upkeep.

  • We offer both in-house and online classes
  •  The education class is open to ALL homebuyers.
  •  The registration form, class dates, and general homebuyer grant information is available online.
  • All in house classes are held at our main office: 19 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617

Any participant wishing to apply for the North Country Housing Council First Time Home Buyer Grant to assist with down payment and closing costs MUST attend the class offered at our office. Online education will NOT be accepted for grant participants.

You may register for the class date of your choice. The cost is $75 per participant. Grant eligibility requires that ALL persons applying for a mortgage must attend the class. Pre-payment must be received prior to class date to ensure seating confirmation.

Please return the registration form and either a check or money order (cash NOT accepted) made out to NCHC and mail to:

Download InformationHomebuyer Info PacketHomebuyer Class ScheduleNorth Country Housing Council

Att'n: HBE

19 Main Street

Canton, NY 13617


Online class can be accessed here on our website.

Click the eHome America button and follow the homebuyer links. Different fees apply.



If you have additional questions regarding registration please call our office at 315-386-8576


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First time Home buyer CLASS

Forms & Schedule

19 Main Street

Canton, NY 13617


Phone: 315-386-8576

Fax: 315-386-1564

Monday - Thursday 8am to 4pm
Friday - Closed

The North Country Housing Council is a non-profit organization that exists for the sole purpose of assisting St. Lawrence County residents in a variety of ways. We are not here to sell a product. This website is here to assist, educate and provide you with useful information.

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