Shreveport 318-865-0200 | Monroe 318-361-5198 | Lake Providence 318-559-2345

HUD Housing Counseling

Yvonne Bartley, Certified HUD Housing Counselor
Joe Bulger, Certified HUD Housing Counselor
Carl Piehl, Certified HUD Housing Counselor

Catholic Charities of North Louisiana has taken the steps to transition some of our clients from renters to homeowners. Our staff work one on one to teach clients how to make better financial decisions and will provide clients with all the information they need to successfully buy a home or to stay in their current home. Home ownership is empowering and helps create family stability.

Yvonne Bartley is a certified HUD Housing Counselor and for over 22 years she has been a no-nonsense credit counselor.  Her expertise is in helping clients with soft services such as improving their FICO scores to purchase a home or car and most importantly, Keep their home through default and loss mitigation counseling. 


What you need to know:

1) In person classes are provided free-of-charge.

2) The classes will be held from 5:30-7:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our office – 902 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA  71104. 

3) This is a required 8-hour class; therefore, you must attend ALL 4 classes.  If you miss a class, you can make-up the missed class the following month.

 4) You may sign up to attend the class by calling  CCNLA’s office at 318-865-0200.  The receptionist can sign you up to attend class.   When registering for the class, please provide your name, address, daytime contact phone number and email address.  If you require an INTERPRETER  or ADA ACCOMMODATIONS please let the receptionist know.

5) Due to the length of the classes, NO CHIDLREN are allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

6) Class size is limited. Call to reserve your seat. 318-865-0200

Class Syllabus includes:

  • 2 hours Financial Preparedness including Money Management, Budgeting, Income and Debt Ratios, First Time Homebuyer Programs
  • 2 Hours on everything you need to know about Credit, Scoring and Components, Repairing and Rebuilding Credit, Consumer Protection
  • 2 Hours on Mortgages and Financing, all available Finance Options, Pre-Qualifying, Ratios, Credit Scores, Breakdown of Closing Costs, Preparation for Closing
  • 2 Hours on the Home Buying Process, Representation, Home Search, Purchase Agreements, Negotiating Terms, Inspections, Contingencies, Title, Preparation for closing.
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