Chelsea Restoration Corporation (CRC) has provided community housing services in the Chelsea area for more than 35 years.
For most of that time, MassHousing has partnered with CRC to provide homebuyer education and pre-purchase counseling programs in English and Spanish that help low- to moderate-income residents make informed purchases, and then effectively manage their purchase over the long-term.
CRC also offers MassHousing's online homebuyer education course, The Road Home, in both English and Spanish.
In addition to homebuyer education, CRC provides a host of services in collaboration with MassHousing including homeowner retention courses; trainings for bankers, attorneys, real estate professionals, municipal officials and other non-profit agencies; down payment assistance programs; and home rehabilitation programs.
CRC's home restoration programs have rehabilitated several blighted properties that deteriorated the quality of life in their neighborhoods; many of these properties were utilized for drug dealing and other criminal activities. In each case, the process of neighborhood revitalization was more complex than simply rehabilitating these homes. CRC not only managed the construction and restoration process, but also worked to promote local ownership of the properties while helping low- to moderate-income individuals and families achieve their dream of homeownership.
"Chelsea Restoration Corporation has helped educate thousands of people about the home buying process so they were able to not only purchase a home but live in it for the long term," said MassHousing Executive Director Tim Sullivan. "They are truly dedicated to helping people be successful homeowners and their partnership with MassHousing is one we value very highly."