As a Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative approved counseling agency, VietAID supports families through the process of renting a home or acquiring affordable housing, including understanding tenant and landlord’s rights and responsibilities and navigating the contract between the housing agent, landlord, and tenant. VietAID’s first-time homebuyer training teaches about basic home purchasing, financing application procedures, building credit, mortgage qualification, financial literacy, and homeownership. We have assisted over 400 families through housing counseling programs and certified approximately 633 limited English proficient individuals in our ten-hour workshops. In 2016, 281 households were served through pre-purchase, first-time homebuyer counseling. Classes are offered in Vietnamese.

For more information, contact Linh Nguyen at or (617) 822-3717 ext. 15.