Housing & Commercial

“After completing the first time homebuyer’s seminar earlier this year, I closed on the purchase of a one bedroom condo. Purchasing a home has been a dream-come-true for me. I am thankful to the Urban Edge staff who were thoroughly professional and extremely helpful in guiding me through this process. The work Urban Edge does is truly wonderful.” 

-Recent First-Time Homebuyer

In Urban Edge's Homeownership Center, you find useful workshops, tools, counseling services and other housing related programs to support your dream of becoming financially self-sufficient, to own a home, to keep your home, and prevent foreclosure.

  • Financial Fitness classes
  • First-time Homebuyer workshops
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Homeonwer Rehab and Deleading loans
  • Section-8 to Homeownership
  • Post-Purchase training
  • Other housing counseling programs and services

    For more information, please call: (617) 989-9320.

To register for our next First-Time Homebuyer class, click here.

Online Counseling
If you are closing on a house or condo within the next 20 days and would like to sign up for an online first-time homebuyer class, please call Eva Osorio at 617-989-9316 or Elizabeth Bain at 617-989-9318.

As part of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, Urban Edge helps first-time homebuyers realize their dreams. As families purchase their first homes, they take a significant step towards building social and economic equity in our community. In addition to offering programs designed to address the most frequent barriers to homeownership, Urban Edge is committed to developing quality, affordable homeownership housing for families with modest incomes.

Urban Edge has assisted over 2,600 families through our First Time Homebuyers Workshops, with over 1,000 successful homebuyers.  In FY2012, we trained 299 first-time homebuyers, and assisted 110 families with the purchase of their first homes.  

While purchasing a home can itself be an exhaustive process, acquiring and managing financial resources is an even greater challenge for some potential homebuyers. Urban Edge offers several programs designed to address the most frequent barriers to homeownership. Through our courses, participants gain access to local industry professionals who can provide assistance in securing the resources necessary to purchase their first home.