2017 Workshop Schedule

February 7th,9th and 14th - Completed

​March 28th,30th and April 4th
May 2nd, 4th and 9th
July 18th, 19th and 25th
September 7th, 12th and 14th
October 24th, 25th and 26th

November 28th, 30th and December 5th


You must attend all three classes to receive your CHAPA certification. Classes run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.



Saturday Workshop - March 4th & 11th in Malden - 12-4:30 p.m. (attendance is required for both classes)

​                                       April 1st & 8th in Beverly - 1::30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. (attendance is required for both classes)


First Time Home Buyer Workshop

Many potential homeowners are intimidated because they feel the home buying process is complex.

One way to minimize the fear of the home buying process is to provide clear and consistent information and high quality guidance for buying a home. The objective of this workshop is to help answer the many questions you have regarding the home buying process and receive a certification to assist you in qualifying for many First Time Home Buyer Loan Programs.

Borrowers who participate in special housing programs are usually required to successfully complete a home buyer education course as a qualification to entitle them to a reduction of the cost of mortgage insurance, down payment assistance, and closing cost.


Our Home Buyer Education Program will help you to determine if you are ready to buy a home, how much you can afford, what type of house you are looking for, help in understanding the mortgage and closing process, as well as, many other housing related matters that will help you to make informed decisions, while successfully becoming a proud homeowner! 

We are an approved home buyer counseling agency approved by CHAPA, MassHousing, MHP "One" Program, FHA and secondary market programs.The First Time Home buyer CHAPA certificate allows you to be eligible to apply for first time home buyer mortgage programs in the state of Massachusetts. This program is open to all first time home buyers who wish to purchase a home in Massachusetts. The cost is $65/household purchasing the home.



      Download the form -please  complete form & email with payment
options below. 

  1. Pay: use our donate button below or by check ( payment to be received at least five business days before the workshop )
  2. Email us:  info@medfordcommunityhousing.org to let us know your payment has been made.
    ****You must preregister and pay to attend either workshop or on​line course

​​First-time Home Buyers Program: online version

Want to attend?


Follow these three steps to reserve a space at the workshop or online course


Affordable Housing in Medford, Massachusetts

This is a 6 part module online course created by MassHousing for home buyers that would like an alternative learning experience. It's called the "Road Home" program and takes about 4 to 6 hours to complete. It has quizzes at the end of each module along with a final assessment. It's approved by FHA, all secondary market lenders and Massachusetts Housing Partnership "One Program". Your certification is sent to you after you complete a 1- hour exit interview with our home buyer counselor. 

You can register by paying through our PayPal donation button above and sending us an email confirmation. 
The online course is $105.00/person. If you're interested in taking this course online,,please contact us for more information. 
Email - info@medfordcommunityhousing.org