Education & Training- Individual and Family Resources

RCAP Solutions’ Housing Consumer Education Center offers many free workshops and trainings designed to support and educate tenants, potential homebuyers and homeowners on purchasing and maintaining a home. They include:

First Time Home Buyer Certification:  Attendees will learn the steps in the home buying process, how to develop a personal home buying team, how to become financially prepared and will receive Home Buyer Certification when completed. Cost: $100 ($35 per additional attendee).

The Road Home: In this online, self-paced workshop, you will learn about programs to assist income eligible first time homebuyers, get to know the steps in the homebuying process, and receive the necessary certification required by many first time homebuyer programs.

Tenant Rights & Responsibilities:  Learn from a professional housing counselor how the law protects you as a tenant, different types of tenancies, safe housing code and repair, options available if you are facing eviction and tenants in foreclosure proceedings.

How to Be a Good Landlord:  Presented by a local attorney, specializing in landlord and tenant law, this workshop covers a variety of topics including buying a rental property, preparing a unit for rental, screening tenants, lease agreements, security deposits, and duty to repair.

Financial Wellness:  Are you in debt?  Do you need help managing your finances?  Our three step program includes improving your credit score, increasing cash flow and financial planning. Gain the tools to manage your finances wisely and become financially successful!

All workshops are held at our training center located at 191 May Street, Worcester.

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information click the link below or contact us at or 800-488-1969.

See all our upcoming HCEC Education and Training events by clicking here to visit our Calendar Page.


RCAP Solutions is an organization that has adopted The National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling, a set of guidelines for quality homeownership and counseling services. Industry professionals who adopt these standards can be trusted to provide consistent, high quality advice. For more information, please visit



RCAP Solutions has also been certified with The Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative Seal of Approval to recognize Massachusetts homebuyer counseling agencies that meet or exceed a minimum standard in providing effective pre-purchase, group homebuyer counseling and education to low and moderate income, first-time homebuyers. The Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative is an initiative managed by CHAPA that supports and promotes homebuyer education. For more information, please visit