Classes & Counseling

Homebuyer Education
This 3-night workshop gives an overview of the home buying process. We have expert speakers in our community covering a variety of topics, including: money management, mortgage loan programs, home inspections, homeowner's insurance, plus the role of the realtor and attorney. Several sessions are offered throughout the year.

HomeSafe - 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.

Housing Search
This is a free workshop to help you obtain the skills and support to find stable housing opportunities. We'll review rental programs and applications; discuss telephone techniques; and provide tips on how to stay organized.

Money Matters
This is a free two-night workshop which will help you set financial goals and identify ways to create an emergency fund and a spending plan. We'll educate you on how to get free credit reports and guide best behaviors to meet your short- and long-term credit goals. 






“If HAC wasn'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.”
Jonathan Way, author and Osterville resident


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, home buyers, homeowners and owners of rental properties.

Should you have any questions or need more information about these classes, contact Cheryl Codair, Director of Education and Engagement at either or 508-771-5400, ext. 267.  



You must pre-register for classes at least one week in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to register for an class, you must download the registration form, fill it out and submit it with the applicable fee for the class. You will receive a confirmation letter or e-mail prior to the class . There is no online registration. 


In 2008, HAC started a Foreclosure Education and Prevention Center, where our experienced staff 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. 


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