To prepare residents for homeownership, the Authority is pleased to be able to provide, through a grant from the City’s Community Development Block Grant program, first-time homebuyer educational workshop courses. The purpose of the Holyoke Housing Authority’s homebuyer counseling program is to educate and counsel prospective homebuyers to make informed, voluntary decisions regarding the home buying process. The series covers such topics as: finding the right mortgage product, working with a Realtor, fair housing, home inspection and budgeting. The workshops are offered four times a year, two in English and two in Spanish. 

 

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The HHA was glad to participate in and sponsor the Holyoke Safe and Successful Youth Initiative’s 1st Annual Community Basketball Tournament at Toepfert Apartments on July 31st.  The event hosted 20 teams of youth between the ages of 14-24 years old for an afternoon of 15-minute 3 on 3 games. Congrats to the two winning teams, sponsored by River Valley Counseling Center and CareerPoint.  Many meaningful collaborations were formed and several community agencies and Holyoke residents alike volunteered their time to make the event a success.

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