Archives for 2011

UPDATE! Time Is Running Out To Get Help with Your Mortgage!

The U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a new program for homeowners who are at least 90 days late on their mortgage, unemployed or working fewer hours because of the economy or a medical condition. The Emergency Homeowners Loan Program (EHLP) can provide eligible homeowners with assistance that will pay a portion of your monthly mortgage for up to two years or up to $50,000.

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Loan Products

SpringfieldNHS  has offered a wide variety of loan products to address the home financing needs of the community since 1978. Currently, the agency is focused on giving these same opportunities to just about anyone…anywhere in Massachusetts.

We provide a full spectrum of mortgage loan products to potential homebuyers as well as for existing homeowners which include: Conventional fixed-Rate and adjustable-rate mortgages,

FHA loans and MassHousing loans. These products permit a broad range of households access to homeownership with either large or low down payments. These lending opportunities also help provide financing for debt consolidations, vacations, home improvements or cash for other reasons.  SNHS also makes specialized lending services available to potential and current homeowners who may not be able to obtain help elsewhere.

These services can be accessed online at or by contacting Anderson Green in our office at (413) 739-4737. We are truly a “one-stop’” shopping  center.  So make no mistake, when it comes to Buying a Home…Keeping a Home…Building a neighborhood, look to SNHS.



Annual Dinner Sponsors

Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services Annual Dinner which was held on November 14, 2014, was sponsored by:

Baystate Health Services

Board President Lisa Harrison greet Verizon sponsors IMG_7193

Annual Dinner Tickets

Plans are underway for our 35th Anniversary Event.    We look forward to seeing you there. Please check back here for more details.


Employer Assisted Program

MassMutual and Baystate Health provide some of their employees with financial assistance to purchase homes in Springfield. However, Baystate Health does not provide assistance for homes purchased in Atwater or Forest Park neighborhoods; but, MassMutual has no neighborhood restriction. Wherever they purchase within the city, employees must complete homebuyer education and provide a down payment of 1 ½% to qualify for assistance.

In addition, MassMutual offers financial assistance to their employees who purchase within targeted neighborhoods. Baystate Health, American International College and Springfield College offer financial assistance to their employees who purchase within targeted neighborhoods, who are income eligible. Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services provides matching funds from DHCD (Dept of Housing and Community Development) to MassMutual employees, Baystate Health employees, American International College employees and Springfield College employees. Eligible neighborhoods are those contiguous to the State St corridor and, in the case of Baystate employees, the North End of Springfield.

Lastly, Mental Health Association provides financial assistance to their employees who purchase homes.  However, the assistance is not restricted to employees who purchase in Springfield.  Please check with your employer for more information regarding the Employer Assisted Program.

MA Faith Based Initiative

The mission of the Massachusetts Faith Based Initiative (MAFBI) is to improve communication and access for Faith based organizations across the state to community and economic development information, resources, training and tools in an effort to increase their capacity to address the needs of residents.  This year’s conference will be held on April 9, 2011 at Belmont AME Zion Church, Worcester, MA.  The theme of this conference will be mass Faith in Action.  You can click the links to download the pdf  MAFBI Sponsorship Opportunities as well as, MAFBI Conf Flyer.

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Online Newsletter

Please be sure to read our online newsletter by clicking right here and also share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and all of your other social media circles.  Thank you.

SNHS Seeks Volunteers

We have serveral “hands on” volunteer opportunities within the agency.  For instance, we need people to:

  • Serve on our board – or board committees
  • Assist wwith event planning etc.
  • And other tasks, large and small, that make our agency “go”

If you have some free time and want to help us help others, call Angela Cooper at 739-4737 ext.107 or email at

Welcome to the New Springfield NHS Website

Welcome. We are very proud to announce the launch of our new and easy to use website. You will find that with this makeover you will be able to find the information you need easier and faster.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us with any questions.