|As a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency, Springfield Partners provides comprehensive housing counseling to hundreds of residents every year. |
Our Homebuyer Education classes are certified by the Mass Housing Partnership and the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA).
- Education to first-time homebuyers
- Post-purchase counseling, to help people stay in their homes
- Predatory lending counseling
- Displacement and relocation assistance
These certifications mean that our clients may be eligible for special mortgage rates, second mortgages, and down payment assistance from specific banks.
Springfield Partners also offers workshops for first-time homebuyers on a rotating basis throughout the year.
|Housing Counselor Brandi Gamble-Lucas celebrates First-Time Homebuyer Workshop graduation... cake, anyone?|
First-Time Homebuyer Workshops in 2013
Spring 2013: April 27 & May 4 (Saturdays), from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 721 State St., Second Floor, Springfield.
Attendees must attend BOTH workshop sessions.
An informational flyer is available below.
To register or for more information, please contact:
Brandi Gamble-Lucas, Housing Counselor
(413) 263-6500 ext. 6538
Experienced Housing Counselor Brandi Gamble-Lucas can help you:
- Through personalized, one-on-one housing counseling, by appointment;
- Get information on fair housing and predatory lending;
- And refer you to related resources.
For more information, please call 413-263-6500 ext. 6538.
Springfield Partners also offers these programs to help with housing needs:
This is a partnership with Massachusetts Justice Project, Western Mass. Legal Services and Housing Court.
Clinics are held weekly from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at 721 State Street, Second Floor.
Our eviction counselor provides education and information to tenants facing eviction, and helps prepare tenants for Housing Court hearings. The goal is to ensure tenants know, understand and exercise their rights.
Springfield Partners uses the court's process list to invite tenants to access Eviction Clinic services.
For more information, please call our Eviction Counselor at 413-263-6500 ext. 6567.
|Asset Development: IDA|
Springfield Partners can double or triple your cash savings for a down payment on a home!
Income-eligible participants can apply for an Individual Development Account (IDA), which are matched savings accounts.
In just a year, your $2,000 savings account could grow to a $6,000 down payment!
For more information, please contact our IDA Program Coordinator at 413-263-6500.