Community Action Offers First-Time Homebuyer Classes

John Cuneo, executive director, Community Action Inc.

Community Action is offering first-time homebuyer education classes for area residents beginning Tuesday, May 19, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Presidential Gardens Community Room, 140 Evergreen Drive.

Other course nights are Thursday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 26. The cost is $60 per household.

Participants receive:

  • Comprehensive information offered by housing professionals including bank lenders, buyer/seller real estate brokers, housing attorneys, insurance agents home inspectors and credit counselors;
  • Individual household mortgage pre-qualification;
  • Information regarding foreclosure sales;
  • Information regarding area affordable housing lotteries and services of a buyer broker;
  • Information about down payment assistance programs and reduced interest loans.

A Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative approved certificate is awarded after completion of the three-night course. The class is CHAPA and MassHousing Certified. There are no income requirements to take the training.

For more information contact Richard Lynch at (978) 373-1971, [email protected], or Susan Collins at (978) 317-8998. A registration form may also be downloaded by clicking here.