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Down Payment Assistance

NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions has acquired funding from the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) and NeighborWorks® America to be used towards down payment and closing cost assistance for first time homebuyers. Funds are available on a first come, first serve basis and are not guaranteed. NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions can assist with applications for purchases in Braintree, Brockton, Holbrook, Quincy and Weymouth. Select the appropriate application below.


For the City of Brockton, click on the link below for the application.

Brockton First Time Homebuyer Application

For questions, contact Cindy Pendergast, 617-770-2227 x346 or cpendergast@nhsmass.org


For purchases in Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy and Weymouth, click the link below for the South Shore Home Consortium application.

South Shore Home Consortium FTHB Program Application 2018

For questions, contact Elvira Caldeira  at 617-770-2227 x134 or ecaldeira@nhsmass.org or,

call each town office directly:

Town of Braintree: 781-794-8234
Town of Holbrook: 781-767-0618
City of Quincy: 617-376-1417
Town of Weymouth call: 781-682-3639

You can find the South Shore Consortium Guidelines here.


Down Payment incentives are often referred to as a “grant”, but sometimes are a 0% forgivable or deferred payment loan, depending on the funding source. Please refer to the application for each community for these details.

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Elvira Caldeira

Rehab Client

Richard and his family have known the benefits of responsible homeownership for decades, they've lived in their home in Quincy for more than 40 years. But the need for a new roof and a remodeled bathroom were beyond their savings and a traditional loan payment wasn't within their budget. Through the NeighborWorks® Southern Mass rehab program, Richard's family was able to afford the necessary maintenance to keep their home in the beautiful condition they have always taken pride in. "It's good to know there's help there when you need it."
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