Coastal Homebuyer Education is no longer offering first-time homebuyer workshops. We are being absorbed by Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership. In order to take a workshop, virtual or in-person, please contact them at All of our files are moving to MVHP. You can also contact Coastal at

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Coastal Email Back Up and Running

 Coastal is once again able to use the email All's well. 

Monday, December 12, 2022

Email problems

 My regular email is not receiving messages. If you email, but do not hear from me, I probably did not get your message. Try using 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership

Coastal Homebuyer Education is not planning any in-person workshops. We recommend you contact Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership at Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership (

Friday, December 9, 2022

December workshop is full

 Our December workshop, meeting this weekend, is full. If you need a certificate, you can do Framework, the online option. Here is the link: Framework Homeownership | Home

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Mass Dreams is Still Available - Through MHP - Massachusetts Housing Partnership


With the recent announcement that MassHousing will be suspending its MassDREAMS grant program as of November 30th, we want to make clear that MassDREAMS is still available through MHP when paired with a ONE Mortgage. 

MassHousing and MHP have taken two very different approaches to the MassDREAMS program.  MHP realizes that MassDREAMS is a truly valuable and unprecedented resource and has always intended to operate a program that provides assistance to households in need.  We’ve created an infrastructure to ensure that prospective and eligible first-time homebuyers have a fair and equal opportunity to access the program.  Therefore, we anticipate MHP’s MassDREAMS program lasting well into 2023.

MHP’s website contains information about the program including a list of participating lenders -


Friday, November 18, 2022

Our next workshop is December 10 & 11, 2022

Registration for our November workshop is now closed. We are not registering for our next workshop, meeting in Newburyport on December 10 & 11, 2022. To register send an email to for the registration form and additional information including the address. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Registration closing

Registration for our next workshop, scheduled for this weekend November 19 & 20, is closing at 5 p.m. on November 18th. We are already near capacity. Payments received after 5 pm will be credited to our December workshop meeting on December 10 & 11 or refunded. 

Monday, October 24, 2022

November 19 & 20 - Our next workshop

North Shore Bank will be presenting the mortgage portion of our next workshop. We'll meet in Newburyport on Saturday and Sunday November 19 &20 from 10 am to 3 pm each day. To register email 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

New Website for Homebuyers - My Mass Home

This new website was built in partnership with MassHousing, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.  It contains information about:

·       Down payment assistance programs across the state

·       State-sponsored mortgage products from MassHousing and MHP

·       Affordable homeownership opportunities and how to apply for them

Here is the link:  My Mass Home

Monday, September 26, 2022

Thank you to the Institution for Savings

 Thank you to the Institution for Savings for their grant to Coastal Homebuyer Education for their continued support of first-time homebuyer education. 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Our Next Workshop - June 25 & 26

Our next workshop will meet on June 25 & 26 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Newburyport. To register email EOLeary@CoastalHB,org. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

April Workshop

 After a successful workshop in March, our in-person workshops are up and running again. Our next workshop, meeting in downtown Newburyport, is already half full. We will meet on April 23 and 24 from 10 am to 3 pm. For more details or to register, email 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

In-Person Workshops Return

We have returned to our two-option format. Our next in-person workshop will meet in downtown Newburyport on March 19 & 20, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm. We also have the Framework online option, a series of modules that you do in your own time followed by a one-on-one consultation conducted by phone. To register for either, please send an email to 

Monday, January 24, 2022

Our In-Person Workshops

We are again scheduling our in-person workshops. The proposed dates are listed under "Proposed Workshop Schedule - 2022". Please check in by emailing to check availability, times, and meeting places.