Please support our work Donate Now
First Time Homebuyers

First Time Homebuyers

NeighborWorks® Southern Mass is an approved Housing Counseling Agency. NeighborWorks® Southern Mass is certified by MassHousing, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Citizens for Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).

The staff at NeighborWorks® Southern Mass has had many years of experience working in the housing industry. We have worked in the non-profit arena creating and administering affordable housing programs. Over this period, we have assisted hundreds of buyers and have extensive knowledge of down payment and closing costs grants available throughout the state.

At each workshop, participants will have the opportunity to be pre-qualified by at least one lender at no additional cost. Other professionals at the workshop will include:

  • Home Inspection
  • Attorneys
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Insurance Agents
  • Loan Originators
  • Down Payment Assistance
  • Grant Program

List of Suggested Professionals

Click here for more information on the NeighborWorks® Southern Mass Down Payment Assistance Program.

Click here for information on City of Quincy’s First Time Home Buyer Resources




Contact Me For Homebuyer Education Information

Sarah Pinheiro

A Helping Hand

Andrea was a young single mother living in a small apartment determined to provide a better home for her two quickly growing children. When she called NeighborWorks® Southern Mass she found out about our First Time Homebuyer Education course. She received her certificate and learned that she was eligible to apply for Down-Payment and Closing Cost Assistance. She qualified for over $9,000 in assistance and was able to purchase a home for her family. "My kids were so excited to move into their new home and I was so proud to accomplish this thanks to a helping hand from NeighborWorks® Southern Mass."
Read more >