Homeownership & Counseling Programs
Are you thinking about buying your first home but aren’t sure where to start? Are you concerned about making the right choices? Want to find out about all the resources available to help you? Join us at our next Homebuying 101 session to learn more about the first-time home buying process. If you can’t make the in-person class, take our online series, Framework, which can be completed independently at home whenever your schedule allows.
Buying a home is a big deal, whether you’re doing it for the first time or getting back into the ever-changing market. When you educate yourself for smart homeownership with Framework, you’ll navigate every step of the process with confidence. The Framework course is affordable too: just $75.
Whether you’re ready to buy a home in a few months or a few years, we’re here to help. Together, you and a counselor can work on developing attainable goals no matter where you are in the homebuying process.
Student Loan Counseling
With student loan counseling, you and a HUD-certified counselor will work together to create an action plan tailored to YOU! Your student loan counselor will assist you in evaluating all the repayment and loan forgiveness programs available to you, such as income-based repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). If you are in default, your counselor will help you communicate with your servicer to get things back on track
Whether you’re ready to buy a home in a few months or a few years, or if you’re just looking for ways to maximize your income and pay off looming credit card debt, we’re here to help. Residents of Allston Brighton – including homeowners, tenants in our properties, and renters outside of our portfolio – can access expertise and ongoing counseling support to identify and achieve their financial goals. Together, you and a counselor may work on developing a household budget, addressing debt, maximizing income, and more so that you can replace that roof, enroll in community college, or pay off your car loan.
All Bright Homeownership
We work to stabilize North Allston and North Brighton by increasing owner-occupancy in the neighborhood and providing homebuyers with access to a sought-after community.
Allston Brighton CDC has the ability to act quickly when homes go on the market in the North Allston and North Brighton neighborhood. To reduce the impacts of investor ownership in the area, we buy homes and resell them to individuals and families that want to reside in the neighborhood. By placing an owner-occupancy deed restriction on the property, we ensure that each home purchased through the program remains owner-occupied in perpetuity.
Browse our current homes for sales or contact us to sell your North Allston or North Brighton home to the next owner-occupant.
Homeownership Resource Guide
Check out our Resource Guide for useful information on purchasing and owning your home. Our directory is full of quality real estate professionals and resources you can trust, from architects and attorneys to builders and banks, all handpicked by Allston Brighton CDC staff for their reliability and performance.
Are you interested in bringing first-time homebuyer education to your neighborhood but don’t have the resources to implement the programming on your own? Partnering with us will enable you to bring expert homebuyer education programming directly to your community.