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Boston Home Center

The Boston Home Center (BHC) provides first-time homebuyers with educational courses and financial assistance, and markets homes developed for income-eligible, first-time homebuyers. The BHC also assists homeowners with education and foreclosure prevention counseling, and encourages strong, stable neighborhoods by providing residents with financing and technical assistance to maintain and improve their homes.


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Call us: 617.635.HOME
  home inspection  

Home Inspection Workshop
Learn why home inspection is important, and what you should expect from your home inspection, and from a Licensed & Certified Home Inspector. Home Inspection Workshop

  Assemble Your Homebuying Team  

Assemble Your Homebuying Team
Join us for a lively panel discussion and learn what role each professional plays in the homebuying process. Sign up for the "How to Assemble Your Homebuying Team" panel discussion.


A New Feature for Homebuyers!
We've provided a new tool - the Finder - to get you to the Boston Home Center courses and services that will help you the most! Try the Finder! It's quick and easy!

  Homebuyer Club  

New! Homebuyer Club
The BHC Homebuyer Club will help ensure that homebuyers are prepared and qualified to buy a home in Boston. The club will help you connect with lenders and realtors and provide topical seminars.

  great new classes  
  Home Sweet Home image  

Time to Find A Home Sweet Home!
The Boston Home Center can help make your dream of homeownership a reality! Learn about our Financial Assistance Programs for first-time homebuyers.
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It's time to start those home improvement projects!
3D, Boston's Triple Decker campaign, offers great discounts at participating stores on paint, landscaping supplies, and much more when you use your 3D card! Learn more »

Lead Safe Boston

Protect Children from Lead Poisoning
Ask us about Free Deleading. Free inspections and up to $8,500 per unit to remove lead paint hazards from your property. Learn more »
  Can't Afford to Buy a Home In Boston?  

Think You Can't Afford a Home in Boston? THINK AGAIN!
When you buy a foreclosed home in certain areas of the city, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance.
Financial Assistance »
Foreclosed Property Listings »


For Homebuyers — Find out about affordable homes for sale through the City of Boston, and learn about programs and classes to help homebuyers make informed decisions and take advantage of available financial assistance.

Free Classes for Everyone — Learn about resources available through the Boston Home Center for potential buyers and current homeowners.

For Homeowners — Learn about programs, services, and free classes to help homeowners make informed decisions and take advantage of available financial assistance.

Preventing Foreclosure — Learn about the City of Boston's workshops and counseling programs related to foreclosure.


Visit the Boston Home Center

The BHC serves residents Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. from its walk-in retail office located at 26 Court Street in downtown Boston. Here, visitors can pick up information about the City's homebuyer and homeowner programs, learn about upcoming workshops, seminars, and classes, and even talk with a Boston Home Center staff member face-to-face.


Neighborhood Home Center (NHC)

Neighborhood Home Center VanThe NHC is DND's mobile housing outreach center — designed to bring the Boston Home Center's resources and services directly to the neighborhoods. Our housing staff travel to city-sponsored and community housing-related events in the Neighborhood Home Center van, bringing information about available resources to prospective homebuyers. NHC staff also provide one-on-one homebuying guidance, as well as information about referrals. Call the Boston Home Center at 617-635-HOME for more information about how NHC can help your organization.


City Calendar
City Calendar See a listing of upcoming events sponsored by the Boston Home Center.
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Video: Lead Safe Boston
Date: October 19, 2010
Description: An information session about the dangers of lead paint and how to address them.
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