Northeastern Massachusetts

The Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership’s Project Genesis is a comprehensive series of training seminars for first time home buyers. Over 18,000 families have completed the training. Project Genesis is a comprehensive series of training seminars for first time home buyers. The course consists of 10 hours of instruction over four evening sessions. The course topics include:  an overview of the home buying process, mortgage application process, down payment assistance programs, legal aspects of purchasing, home inspections, household budgeting, building good credit, insurance requirements, multi-unit housing options, responsible home ownership and more. The program is taught by MVHP staff as well as several volunteer professionals. Instructors include lenders, attorneys, home inspectors, real estate brokers and others. Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to meet individually with MVHP's Home Buyer Counselor to address their readiness to purchase and address credit concerns, budgeting or any issues pertinent to their situation. These meetings are free of charge. We offer pre-purchase classes in English, Spanish and Khmer. The certificate from the class provides access to the MHP One Mortgage and MassHousing as well as city and statewide down payment assistance programs based on eligibility. We offer a monthly landlord training class which is accepted by MHP and MassHousing in fulfilling their requirements for buyers purchasing 2-4 family homes. MVHP is a HUD approved agency. Please visit our website for more information and to register for a class: (link is external)

Workshop Type
First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Course
$125.00 per Household
465 School Street (CMAA Offices)
City or Town
Northeastern Massachusetts
Contact Name
Cathy or Ed
Contact Email
Contact Phone
Organization Name
Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership
Workshop Date/Time
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.