Boston Home Center
COVID-19 update: Due to the current public health emergency, we are not able to accept walk-ins for counseling. Our call center is open. Please call 617-635-4663 or email us at HomeCenter@boston.gov with any questions about our programs. If you need help, make sure to check out our Rental Relief Fund, as well as our mortgage relief partnership with 12 local banks.
The Boston Home Center helps Boston residents purchase, improve, and keep their homes. We offer training, financial help and counseling to first-time homebuyers, guidance and funding for homeowners for home improvements, and counseling to help families avoid foreclosure. The Home Center also markets homes developed for income-eligible, first-time homebuyers.
Have mortgage worries?
If you are a Boston homeowner worried about making your mortgage payments because your income has been affected by COVID-19, Mayor Walsh wants you to know that help is available for you. During this health emergency, it may be possible for you to defer your mortgage payments.Who to contact
The City is working hard to ensure that homeowners are able to stay in their homes during through this crisis. Please call or email for help.
During the current health emergency, you may be eligible to defer your mortgage payment by as much as three months with no penalties. We have more information on the bank partnership online. Make sure to contact your lender.Participating banks:
- Bank of America
- Boston Private
- Cambridge Trust
- Century Bank
- Citizens Bank
- City of Boston Credit Union
- Dedham Savings
- Eastern Bank
- Mortgage Network, Inc.
- Prime Lending
- Salem Five Bank
- Santander Bank
We also have more information in our mortgage relief press release.
First-time homebuyer help
Affordable home lotteries
Homes you can afford
Learn about upcoming properties and the Neighborhood Homes Initiative.
Affordable home application
Download the application for the Neighborhood Homes Initiative lottery.
Join the Homebuyer Club
The Homebuyer Club connects you with resources for buying a home in Boston. Find out how to join.
Meet the people we help
Is your home lead safe?
Do you have an older home in Boston? Does a child under six years old spend a significant amount of time in it?
Older buildings often contain dangerous lead paint. We may be able to give you financial help to make your home or investment property safe from lead. Learn more about the program.