Home Buyer Education & counseling

Step Up Acadiana

We are a non-profit organization in Lafayette, Louisiana that provides homeownership education, pre-purchase counseling, pre-foreclosure counseling and high-cost loan counseling.

Partnerships & Donors

Are you ready to buy a home?

If you answer “yes” to a majority of the questions below, then you probably are!”

If not, don’t worry. We will help you turn a “no” into a “yes” with our free pre-purchase counseling.

How Does This Program Work?

Apply to our program

Fill out the intake form for pre-purchase one-on-one counseling as well as pre-foreclosure one-on-one counseling. Once submitted, you will receive a call to set up an appointment.

What to expect

During our one-on-one counseling sessions, we will talk about your income & expenses, guide you through creating a budget, and forecast your savings plan. If you are not working on your credit with someone or you are not aware of your credit scores, for a small fee we are able to provide a soft credit pull and give insight on how to improve your scores for loan-readiness.

Experience Your Growth

Our clients receive valuable coaching from industry experts. In addition, our staff are HUD-approved housing counselors and have the experience to assist our clients through their journey to achieve homeownership. Our goal is to bring you to 100% readiness to receive pre-qualification from a loan officer.