Northeastern Massachusetts

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) is a nonprofit community development corporation and a growing network of over 4,500 residents and other stakeholders dedicated to revitalizing the physical, economic, civic, and social landscape of Lawrence, Massachusetts. LCW’s Homeownership Center strives to help homebuyers and homeowners obtain long-term financial success and stability in homeownership by providing comprehensive education, information and guidance and support that helps homebuyers and homeowners make sound and informed decisions about their most important asset, their home. LCW is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Counseling Program, MassHousing Finance Agency, Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), and is a member of NeighborWorks America, Unidos, the United Way, and the MA Homeownership Collaborative. LCW’s Homeownership Center offers a variety of workshops, including homebuyer seminars, HomeSafe Post-purchase seminars, Foreclosure Prevention, Landlord Training, Financial Literacy and Wealth Building, as well as personal housing and financial counseling for homebuyers and homeowners. Also offered is our Individual Development Account Programs (IDA), a matched-savings program where funds can be utilized toward a home purchase.

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Workshop Type
First Time Homebuyer Pre-Purchase Course
$50.00 for 1 person/$75.00 for 2 persons
168 Newbury Street
City or Town
Northeastern Massachusetts
Contact Name
Whinyffer Rosario or Ed Alcantara
Contact Email
Organization Name
Lawrence CommunityWorks Inc.

In this workshop you will learn about:

  • The home purchase process/ all the steps are covered 
  • Obtaining a mortgage & special mortgage programs (MHP One, MassHousing, etc.)
  • Down Payment Assistance programs & Lottery Properties
  • Real estate process 
  • Home Inspections
  • Legal process in home buying, Homestead Act and ownership types
  • Budgeting and credit  
  • Insurance on your home 
  • Fair housing Multi-Family considerations
  • Lead Paint & MassHousing Get the Lead Out Program
  • Successful Home Ownership
Workshop Date/Time
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.