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OUR COMMUNITY

Since 2012 we have helped educate over 5,000 homeowners all across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Colorado on Home Ownership, Home Remodeling Projects and Smart Energy Savings Tips. Today we can continue to give back to our communities by volunteering on a monthly basis at various Home Owner workshops including Non-Profits such as Neighborworks HomeOwnership Center of Central Massachusetts to continue educating First Time Home Buyers and Present Home Owners. 


Please Join Us For Future Workshops, Sign Up Below! 

Since 2012 we have helped educate over 5,000 homeowners all across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Colorado on Home Ownership, Home Remodeling Projects and Smart Energy Savings Tips. Today we can continue to give back to our communities by volunteering on a monthly basis at various Home Owner workshops including Non-Profits such as Neighborworks HomeOwnership Center of Central Massachusetts to continue educating First Time Home Buyers and Present Home Owners. 


Please Join Us For Future Workshops, Sign Up Below! 

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First Time Home Buyer Education & Counseling


Curious about homeownership? Want to know how to get started? We can answer all your questions!

The NeighborWorks(R) HomeOwnership Center of Central Massachusetts is pleased to offer classes and counseling to educate you about buying your first home. By taking the class you’ll also receive a certification that allows you access to certain loan programs and down payment assistance. To learn more visit http://www.hoccm.org/upgrade-your-home/.



Please watch the video below for an overview of our services


Description of some of the services Neighborworks offers. Irving Consulting Group runs workshops on all the highlighted sessions.

Your Comprehensive Housing Service Provider

Nationally Certified by HUD & NeighborWorks® America; State certified by Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Massachusetts Division of Banks, MassHousing, Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and City of Worcester.


Home Buyer Assistance

· First-Time Homebuyer Education Course with Certification

· Credit Counseling and Budgeting

· Down Payment Assistance

· Mortgage Acquisition Finance Assistance

· Community-wide Clearing House for non-profit Affordable Housing Sales Foreclosure Prevention

· Access to state and federal assistance programs

· Individual HomeOwner Foreclosure Prevention Plan

· Mortgager Refinancing Negotiating

· Legal Advocacy

· Mortgage Financing and Debt Management Protecting Your Invesetment

· Landlord 101 Training

· Energy & Weatherization

· Emergency Repairs

·Healthy Homes- De-leading and Rehab programs

The NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center of Central Massachusetts provides tailored services to current and future homeowners, including programs that help train, counsel and finance the purchase of a home. Please feel free to browse our site for further information and contact us with your queries.


Home Safe: HomeOwner Workshop

Our HomeSafe Workshop is designed to assist YOU, the new or veteran homeowner, maintain your most important investment– your HOME. This workshop is required of all Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) homebuyers. The fee is $45, but the fee is waived if you are an MHP homeowner.

Workshop topics include:

Home Maintenance and Repair

Personal Budgeting and Identity Theft

De-leading and Rehab programs

Permits and Codes

Landlord/Tenant Rights and Responsibilities


Description of some of the services Neighborworks offers. Irving Consulting Group runs workshops on all the highlighted sessions.

Your Comprehensive Housing Service Provider

Nationally Certified by HUD & NeighborWorks® America; State certified by Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Massachusetts Division of Banks, MassHousing, Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and City of Worcester.


Home Buyer Assistance

· First-Time Homebuyer Education Course with Certification

· Credit Counseling and Budgeting

· Down Payment Assistance

· Mortgage Acquisition Finance Assistance

· Community-wide Clearing House for non-profit Affordable Housing Sales Foreclosure Prevention

· Access to state and federal assistance programs

· Individual HomeOwner Foreclosure Prevention Plan

· Mortgager Refinancing Negotiating

· Legal Advocacy

· Mortgage Financing and Debt Management Protecting Your Invesetment

· Landlord 101 Training

· Energy & Weatherization

· Emergency Repairs

·Healthy Homes- De-leading and Rehab programs

The NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center of Central Massachusetts provides tailored services to current and future homeowners, including programs that help train, counsel and finance the purchase of a home. Please feel free to browse our site for further information and contact us with your queries.


Home Safe: HomeOwner Workshop

Our HomeSafe Workshop is designed to assist YOU, the new or veteran homeowner, maintain your most important investment– your HOME. This workshop is required of all Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) homebuyers. The fee is $45, but the fee is waived if you are an MHP homeowner.

Workshop topics include:

Home Maintenance and Repair

Personal Budgeting and Identity Theft

De-leading and Rehab programs

Permits and Codes

Landlord/Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Register today call Angel Serrano at 508-791-2170 x226 or email him at ASERRANO@HOCCM.ORG.

This workshop is offered quarterly and you can find the next workshop date on our calendar below.

Worcester Roots


Worcester Roots is a collective of youth and adult organizers on a mission to create opportunities for economic, social and environmental justice. We send these roots of opportunity into our communities, sprouting up co-operatively run and green projects and initiatives that build toward our vision of neighborhoods that are safe for living, working and playing. To learn more visit http://www.worcesterroots.org.






Co-op Academy

The Co-op Academy is a holistic cooperative entrepreneurship training and mentorship program with an emphasis on creating sustainable, member-owned businesses.

Using curriculum developed with partners around the region and an outgrowth of proven, successful models for co-op incubation, Worcester Roots holds an intensive 14 week co-op incubation program each fall. Services and resources provided include: one-on-one followup and mentorship, connections to networks of co-ops and co-op funders, know-how and expert advice on the nuts and bolts of co-op development.

Who is Ramona Roots Part 1: Greenvitalize




Who is Ramona Roots Part 2: Future Focus Media CO-OP




Who is Ramona Roots Part 3: Access Co-Op




The next Co-op Academy begins September 2018.


We are excited to announce a collaboration with Becker College’s Global Initiatives and Yunus Social Business Centre who will co-host the 2018 Academy! Participants will receive official Becker College certificates. Sessions will be Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm from September 6th to December 20th, 2018 at Becker College, 44 West St. Worcester, MA 01609.


We are also please to say that the 2018 Academy will be FREE, but an application process is required.

If interested, please APPLY HERE. Deadline extended to July 31st, 2018.


Information on past Co-op Academies HERE.


Es una colaboración con Becker College’s Global Initiatives y Yunus Social Business Centre para la academia de 2018! Participantes recibirán un certificado oficial de Becker College. Las sesiones serán los jueves de 5:30 a 8:30pm desde 6 de septiembre has 20 de diciembre, 2018 en Becker College, 44 West St. Worcester, MA 01609.

La academia de 2018 será GRATIS, pero es necesario este proceso de aplicación.

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General Inquiries:
508-343-00EJ (0035)
info@worcesterroots.org
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General Inquiries:
508-343-00EJ (0035)
info@worcesterroots.org

Our offices are located at / Mailing Address:

Stone Soup

4 King St

Worcester, MA 01610

Our offices are located at / Mailing Address:

Stone Soup

4 King St

Worcester, MA 01610

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