Homebuyer Advocates by State & County

The process of starting a home starts with understanding all facets of homeownership.

These links will give you access to pre-purchase counseling, introduce you to programs that can match funds for your down payment, and explain the process from start to finish of how to purchase a home so you feel confident when you are ready to purchase a home.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Federal Resource

Buying a house: Tools and resources for homebuyers

Making the move to homeownership on your own or with someone else

Making the Decision to Rent or Buy

Buying a House: Tools and Resources for Homebuyers

Oregon State Resources

Oregon.Gov – How to Buy a Home 

Area Serviced: All counties in Oregon


Oregon Veteran Home Loans

Area Serviced: All counties in Oregon


Oregon Housing and Community Services 

Area Serviced: All counties in Oregon


Oregon Bond Residential Loan Program

Contact Information: Cheryl Lyons – Residential Loan Specialist  hcs.reservations@oregon.gov

Area Serviced: All counties in Oregon


Habitat for Humanity of Oregon – Find your Local Habitat

Area Serviced: All counties in Oregon


Resources by County 

Proud Ground – How To Buy a Home

Proud Ground – Get Started

Areas Serviced: Clackamas, Clark, Lincoln, Multnomah, & Washington Counties

Contact Information: Phone: 503.493.0293


Columbia Cascade Housing Corp Down Payment Assistance

Columbia Cascade Housing Corp – Home Buyer Classes

Area Serviced: (Hood River, Sherman Wasco)

Contact Information: Phone Number: 541.296.5462


Community Action Team – ABC’s of Homebuying

Area Serviced: (Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook)

Contact Information: Phone Number: 503.325.8098


African American Alliance for Homeownership

Area Serviced: Homebuyer counseling is available for all counties, certain grants are only available for (Multnomah, Washington, & Clackamas counties)

Contact Information: Phone Number: 503.595.3517


Hacienda Community Development Corp.

Area Serviced: (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington)

Contact Information: Phone Number: 503.595.2111


Native American Youth and Family Center

Area Serviced: (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington)

Contact Information:  503.288.8177


Portland Housing Center

Area Serviced:  (All counties in Oregon)

Phone Number: 503.282.7744


DevNW – Homeownership

Area Serviced: Down payment assistance is only available in (Benton, Clackamas, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk)


Open Door Housingworks – Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling

Area Serviced: (Washington County mostly, out of Washington County would have to sign a release)

Phone Number: 503.640.6689


NeighborWorks – Umpqua

Financial Opportunity Center | NeighborWorks Umpqua

Area Serviced: (Coos, Curry, Douglas, Klamath, and Lake Counties)

Phone Number: 541.673.4909



Area Serviced: (Deschutes County, Crook County, Jefferson, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs)

Phone Number: 541.548.2380


Housing Authority Yamhill County

Area Serviced: (Yamhill County)

Phone Number: 503.883.4300


Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw – Down Payment Loan Assistance Program

Coquille Indian Tribe – Homebuyer Programs

Klamath Tribes – homeownership opportunities

Klamath County Housing Authority – FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER