Housing & Financial Counseling

Want to make your homeownership dreams come true? Looking to improve your personal finances and start saving? Four Directions’ housing and financial counseling services can guide the way!

Homeownership Counseling

Looking to become a homeowner? Not sure where to start? We offer one-on-one homeownership counseling where you can meet privately with a homeownership counselor to outline, review, and reach your homeownership goals.

Financial Counseling

Having the ability to financially recover from unexpected events is part of good financial health. A great first step is saving. We offer financial resilience training to help you prepare for unexpected financial events and make sure you’re covered in case of an emergency. Our counseling services will cover financial awareness, saving, budgeting, and how to use innovative new tools to maximize your resources.

Interested in financial counseling with us? Our counseling services are available in a one-on-one format, in a group format, and virtually, or over the phone. We’ll go over your needs and concerns, and help you to create a plan that is tailored to your financial situation.

First-Time Homebuyer Education

Homebuyer education classes help you to make informed decisions about budgeting, borrowing, and choosing the right professionals during the home buying process.

As a Maine hoMEworks Homebuyer Education provider, we offer live 8-hour workshops throughout the year that provide you a solid foundation to become a successful homebuyer. Many loan products and down-payment assistance programs require first-time homebuyers to complete the Maine hoMEworks course prior to closing on their home.

We also offer a discounted self-guided homebuyer education course through eHome America, America’s Premier Online Homebuyer Education, to help you determine if homeownership is right for you, how to shop for a home, and how to maintain a home once you’ve bought it.

Group Counseling

Four Directions is also available to provide group financial counseling. Bring your friends, family, or organization members and learn more about how to save for financial emergencies and goals, establish financial resilience, and even how to budget!

Want to schedule a housing or financial counseling session? Register for a workshop? Reserve a free tax clinic appointment? Call our Financial Education office today!