Homeownership Education & Counseling

Finding Your Way to

The Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) at NeighborWorks Housing Solutions is the "front door” to the agency.  Whether you are a homeowner, tenant, landlord, or at risk of homelessness- we are here to answer your questions and help you figure out your options.  Our purpose is to provide you with the information that you need to make the best decision.  Our staff have a broad knowledge of resources in southern Massachusetts and can assess your situation and connect you to the appropriate resources and assistance. 

 Some of the topics we can assist you with:

  • Where to look for Affordable Housing
  • Applying for Affordable Housing
  • First-Time Homebuyer Classes
  • Landlord Training
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Building your Credit
  • Creating a household budget
  • Tenant Rights & Responsibilities


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We work to provide you with education and short-term strategies and tools for success.

Contact our HCEC intake line at 781.422.4208 or for additional questions, please reach out to our Director of HCEC & Homeownership, Amanda Glennon, AGlennon@nhsmass.org


Not sure you live within our region?  Anyone in Massachusetts can connect with a Housing Consumer Education Center in their region by calling 800.224.5124 or following the link to the statewide Housing Consumer Education Center site here.

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First Time Homebuyer Education Workshops

Get help, eliminate confusion, and get yourself on the path to homeownership.

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Down Payment Assistance

Lack of a down payment preventing home ownership? We may be able to help!

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40B Housing

You may be eligible to buy an existing affordable home.

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Homeowner Rehab & Lead Paint Removal Loans

Financial assistance for homeowner modifications and lead paint remediation and removal.

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Is a Reverse Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Right for You?

Learn what it is and whether it’s right for you and your family.

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Landlord Training

Neighborworks® Housing Solutions offers a comprehensive Landlord Training Program to existing or new multi-family homeowners seeking a deeper knowledge of how to manage a rental property.

Why Work with Us?

NHS helps make buying a home easier. Collectively, our staff possesses a breadth of housing industry knowledge along with decades of experience. We’ve assisted hundreds of buyers navigate the process and guided them toward helpful services and/or programs available throughout the state, such as down payment assistance and closing-costs grants.

We connect ourselves with the right programs and services to help you and your family find the right home in which to live, grow, and thrive.

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NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions is an approved Housing Counseling Agency and is certified by Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Citizens for Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), the Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC), MassHousing, and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).