Homeownership Center

Who We Are

Homeownership Counseling

With the support of St. Tammany Parish, the St. Tammany Homeownership Center was created by Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West to help more local residents achieve and sustain homeownership. The Center is staffed by experienced, certified homeownership counselors and instructors. We serve a wide range of St. Tammany Parish homebuyers. Some of our clients go on to apply with local Habitat for Humanity affiliates, and some take one of several other paths to homeownership based on their individual needs. We also serve local homeowners in need of home repairs and accessibility modifications.
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We provide a range of services to help people explore, prepare for, and sustain homeownership. Most services fall into two categories: counseling and classes. For more information: Contact Kevin Zamjahn at (985) 893-3172 ext 225 or Lara Batchelder at (985) 893-3172 ext 227
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Counseling Services

Homeownership Counseling

Experienced counselors work with you to determine your mortgage readiness. We will evaluate your credit, and other key components of the type of financing chosen, and together we will develop a plan to overcome any credit or savings obstacles and continue to support you through the entire home buying process.
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Home Repair/Rehabilitation Counseling

Experienced counselors work with you to provide information on available community resources, and help qualified homeowners apply for repair grants and affordable repair loans to finance health and safety related home repairs.


Classes Available

Registration is mandatory for the following classes. Contact information is listed.

Homebuyer Training

Guides potential buyers through all steps of the home buying process, and provides information on protecting and preserving their home and investment. The 12-hour workshop consists of four 3-hour evening classes held over two weeks, and is held every other month. Fee associated with class.
To sign up contact Kevin Zamjahn at (985) 893-3172 ext 225.
  • Class Dates 5:30pm-8:30pm:
    July 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th
    Sept 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th
    Nov 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st

Financial Fitness

Teaches basic financial and money management concepts and skills, with an emphasis on building financial responsibility and long-term financial success. It combines hands-on activities and small group discussion with the fundamentals of sound money management. The 12-hour workshop consists of four 3-hour evening classes held over two weeks. It is held every other month. Fee associated with class.
To sign up contact Lara Batchelder at (985) 893-3172 ext 227
  • Class Dates 5:30pm-8:30pm (must attend all four classes):
    Aug 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th
    Oct 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th

Home Maintenance

Buying a home is just the first step. You need the knowledge to care for what is likely to be the biggest investment you’ll ever make…your new home. These classes are designed to help new homeowners understand basic home systems and preventive maintenance. They help you understand and plan for the responsibilities of homeownership. Instruction, discussion and hands-on practice are used. Learn more about specific Home Maintenance Classes.
To sign up contact Lara Batchelder at (985) 893-3172 ext 227
  • Classes Available:
    July 20th - Fire Prevention 5:30-7pm at the ReStore conference room
    July 31st - Guest speaker Doug Hoffman on Indoor Air Quality 5:30-7pm
    September 14th - Paint, Stain and Finish 5:30 to 7pm location TBA
    September 21st - Electrical Basics for Homeowners 5:30 to 7pm location TBA
    September 23rd - Guest Speakers Master Gardeners teach on All About Your Yard 9am to 10:30 at the ReStore conference room
    October 12th - Basic Plumbing for Homeowners 5:30 to 7pm location TBA
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Have more questions? Contact us at (985) 893-3172 ext 225 or 227.