Home Buyer Workshops

In our educational workshops for first-time homebuyers, future homeowners will learn how to set goals and action plans to overcome common barriers to homeownership, some of which include credit, savings plans, and avoiding predatory lending. You will be assigned a personal coach with whom you will get to meet one-on-one to ensure that you are following their action plan and meeting your financial goals.


For more information, please contact: 
Nathalie Lora, Office Manager
[email protected]
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Family & Community Resource Center

We assist families and offer supportive services by providing educational programs, early childhood services, information, referrals, and advocacy for youth and parents. We also have cultural events and other opportunities for families and expecting moms. Serving children from 0-18 years of age. We offer free services for all families in Essex County and we welcome walk-ins.


For more information, please contact:
Maggie De Los Santos, Senior Family Partner
[email protected]
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Housing Stability

The ministries of Lazarus House provide a safe, healthy, productive and respectful environment for families and singles as they transition from homelessness to independent living and self-sufficiency.


For more information, please contact:
Facebook: Lazarus House Ministries
Twitter: @LazarusHouseInc

Home Ownership Opportunities

Merrimack Valley Habitat builds decent, affordable, homes for low-income families in need of housing. To be eligible, you must be a resident and have permission to reside in the United States, or be a citizen and have proof of income and qualify based on income, need and a willingness to partner with Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity guidelines. To learn more about the Homeownership Opportunities, click here.

For more information, please contact:
Roxanna Mota
[email protected]
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Twitter: @Habitat_org
Linkedin: Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity

Temporary Financial Assistance for Young Adults Facing Housing Instability

North Shore Housing Action Group (NSHAG) is a regional consortium of providers, in coordination with the Lynn and North Shore Continua of Care (Coc), focused on ending homelessness.

The North Shore Housing Action Group (N.S.H.A.G) is an assistance program that specifically focuses on 18-24 year old individuals who are experiencing housing instability and/or homelessness in Essex County.

Eligible participants are able to receive temporary financial assistance and case management services. Regularly scheduled workshops and community meetings are held throughout the region.

In partnership with the United Way, agencies and service providers are able to apply for mini-grants to assist in their efforts working with this population.

Temporary financial assistance can help with:

  • Rent arrears
  • Start-up costs
  • Rent stipends
  • Utility arrears
  • Moving expenses
  • Basic furniture
  • Transportation expenses
  • Childcare expenses
  • Education expenses
  • And more…

The case management services provide support to Youth and Young Adults with:

  • Housing stability
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Financial literacy
  • Health/wellbeing


Location: 117 Franklin St, Lynn MA 01902 

For more information contact:
Merlinda Marseille
[email protected]