Classes & Counseling
“HAC was almost my legal advisor. If they weren’t there, the banks would have ignored me. It was life changing. It’s great to know my family can stay in the house we love.”
HAC is one of nine regional Housing Consumer Education Centers (HCEC) in Massachusetts. HCECs are designed to help people with housing problems find the appropriate assistance. It provides a variety of workshops, services and materials designed for all types of housing consumers and providers, including tenants, homebuyers, homeowners and owners of rental properties.
Among the popular classes HAC offers are Rebuilding Your Credit, Homebuyer Education (for first-time homebuyers) and Home Forever (for new homeowners). A list of those classes is below with details on when they are offered and how to register.
You must pre-register for HCEC classes at least one week in advance.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to register for an HCEC class, you must download the registration form, fill it out and submit it to HAC along with the applicable fee for the class. You will receive a confirmation letter or e-mail prior to the class that you have signed up. There is no online registration.
In 2008, HAC started a Foreclosure Education and Prevention Center, where our experienced staff members respond to the increased need for counseling services that can help homeowners at risk of foreclosure. Since 2008 more than 3,000 households have received foreclosure counseling.
HAC’s Housing Consumer Education Center is located at 460 West Main Street in Hyannis. Our services are available by walk-in, phone at 508-771-5400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information and materials click www.masshousinginfo.org.
CAPE COD FOUNDATION GRANT
In June 2016, HAC was the recipient of a $2,500 grant from The CCYP Giving Circle Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation which allowed us to offer the following three classes for free to the public for a limited time: Creating a Budget; Rebuilding Your Credit; and Community Resources. The grant was instrumental in helping HAC teach residents new skills and techniques that have helped them better manage their finances and credit, all in an effort to allow them to live more comfortably on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Those funds have been expended and there is now a fee for anyone wanting to take these classes in 2017.
|HAC's Cheryl Kramer with Ryan Castle, board member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals which gave HAC a grant to offer free classes (Creating a Budget, Rebuilding Your Credit and Community Resources) to the public earlier this year.|
Classes & Workshops
A one-night class aimed at helping participants live more economically on Cape Cod.
|Home Forever - Post Purchase Series
This workshop is designed for new homeowners and is offered several times a year. Some insurance companies will discount premiums for participation.
This 4-night workshop follows the homebuying process from finding out how much you can afford to home purchase. Several sessions are offered throughout the year.
Be A Successful Tenant
|Creating a Budget
A one-evening class that will help participants create a budget.