Homeownership Counseling & Classes

Homeownership Counseling & Classes

To date, ONE Neighborhood Builders has provided homebuyer education and counseling to more than 150 clients, assisted 39 clients to successfully purchase a home, counseled 25 families to prevent foreclosure, and provided 46 clients with credit counseling.



ONE Neighborhood Builders offers:
  • Homeownership counseling around a variety of issues, from improving your credit and other requirements needed to qualify for a mortgage, to foreclosure prevention. Contact Rosa Pastor at (401) 351-8719 x 105 or email her here to schedule an appointment.
  • Homeownership classes for first time homebuyers.
Interested in buying a home, but not sure if you are ready yet?

Completing a homebuyer training course is a good first step toward buying a home. A Homebuyer and Landlord Training series is offered periodically in English and Spanish at ONE NB’s office.  Students learn everything they need to know to buy a home, including budgeting, managing credit, qualifying for a mortgage, home selection and maintenance.  Qualifying graduates of the program will be eligible for low interest rate mortgages, as well as down payment and closing cost assistance.

Currently, no class times are available, but check back soon for updates! Classes will meet weekly for four sessions from 6-8 PM. If you need credit counseling or assistance as a first-time homebuyer, contact Rosa Pastor today at (401) 351-8719 x 105 or email her here to set up an appointment.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Every year we serve as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site from January through the tax deadline of April 15. Through the VITA program, volunteers prepare tax returns for FREE for local taxpayers in need of assistance. In 2012 we prepared taxes for more than two hundred clients, bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars back to the neighborhood– directly into the pockets of working families.  Our volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS, so we have an extremely high rate of accuracy. IRS e-file is the most accurate, safest, and fastest way to file your tax return. You can get your refund in as little as 10 days.

If you would like to make an appointment during tax season, please call our office at 401-351-8719 x 105.

We always need volunteer tax preparers to take a short course and become IRS-certified! Please click here to fill out the volunteer interest form.

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