The Road Home is an online First-time homebuyer course available to MassHousing and the ONE mortgage borrowers. In order to receive a MassHousing or ONE loan you must complete this course or a certified in-person Homebuying 101 course. The certificate is only valid in the state of MA. This is an online course, but there is an in-person wrap-up session you must attend in order to receive a valid certificate of completion. Please read below for more information on the course. The Road Home consists of seven modules. You must complete all seven modules and receive a score of at least 80% on the quiz at the end of the course. This will take you at least 4 hours in total. You will receive a certificate acknowledging that you have completed the online component of the course. You will need to print this out and bring it to your in-person session. Once you have completed the online portion of the course you will need to contact The Homebuying Mentors to schedule an in-person coaching session. This will be a small group session and will be held at The Homebuying Mentors office, located in Allston, MA. Sessions are held on the third Monday of each month from 4to 6:00pm for homebuyers in the beginning of the process. Sessions are scheduled on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 4to 5:00pm for those who have signed a Purchase & Sale agreement. Please contact one of our staff members to schedule your in-person session after you have completed the online portion of the course. You will receive your valid certificate of completion at the end of the in-person coaching session. Please Note: The registration fee is non-refundable. **When typing your information on the first page, please enter Allston Brighton CDC as your homebuyer counseling agency.** Before accessing the on-line course you should check the following system requirements. The minimum software requirements for viewing the class content include the following: o Adobe Flash Player 6, 0, 79 or later. One of the following Web browsers (the stated version or later): o Windows: Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 1, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Opera 9.5, Netscape 7, AOL 8, CompuServe 7 o Macintosh: Firefox 1, Google Chrome, Safari 3, Opera 9.5, Netscape 7, AOL 7 o Linux: Firefox 1, Opera 9.5, Konqueror 3.3.1 If you would like to know more about the MassHousing loan program, please visit their website. More information on the ONE mortgage can be found on MHP's website.
Allston is a neighborhood of Boston Massachusetts. According to census figures over half of the population of Allston is aged 20-34 which is a clear indication of the strong college student presence. Nearby you will find Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard University.
Allston MA is the only locale in the United States named for an artist - Washington Allston. The many musicians and music venues have given rise to the nicknames "Allston Rock City" and "Rock and Roll Allston".
The busiest part of the neighborhood is the stretch of Harvard Avenue between Commonwealth Avenue and Cambridge Street. It is here you will find many shops, bars and restaurants.