Cape and Islands

The Community Development Partnership offers a Homebuyer Education course for first time buyers. These courses provide information on budgeting, looking for, selecting, and purchasing a home, and local resources that may be available to buyers.

The Homebuyer Education Course has received the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative's "Seal of Approval” from the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). CHAPA certification is essential for potential first-time homebuyers to access affordable mortgage products such as those offered by MassHousing, Massachusetts Housing Partnership ("ONE" program), other municipal and government programs and some commercial lenders, and down payment and closing cost assistance programs.

The workshop covers: credit health and budgeting; mortgage process and options; finding the right home and making an offer; appraisals; home inspection; legal procedures and protections; insurance protection; home energy audits and savings; ongoing homeownership. Classes are open to any interested individuals or households (2 people).

  • The course consists of 2 hours of online instruction over 4 classes.
  • Participants must attend all four classes to receive their Certificates of Completion.
  • Each participant is required to pull a credit report in order to receive their Certificate of Completion.
  • Certificates are active for two years.

Class schedule:

  • Tuesday, September 14th, 2021, 5:45pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday, September 16th, 2021, 5:45pm - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, 5:45pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Location: Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided when you register and receive your Registration Confirmation Email.


Questions? Please contact Pelinda Deegan, Housing Advocacy Program Manager, (508) 240-7873 x15 or

Workshop Type
First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Course
Individual - $50 | Household - $70
3 Main Street Mercantile
City or Town
Cape and Islands
Contact Name
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Organization Name
Community Development Partnership
Workshop Date/Time
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm