Do you need the tools and resources to make your new home a reality?

NeighborWorks Rochester is here to be your partner from start to finish, an expert with your best interests at heart, working to make sure you have everything you need to make smart home buying decisions.

As a nonprofit, one-stop shop for first-time homebuyers, our mission is to help you find the best possible opportunity that’s right for you. A NeighborWork Rochester Compass Account is the tool you need to guide you home, and our homeownership advisors will be with you to answer questions along the way.

Sign up for our free Homebuyer Orientation – there are two sessions offered each month. It’s easy, just fill out the form on this page.

Project Reinvest: Homeownership

For a limited time, eligible homebuyers can receive $10,500 in down payment assistance for the purchase of their first home in Monroe, Erie or Niagara County. Project Reinvest: Homeownership is a no-interest deferred loan. Homebuyers may qualify if they make at or below 100% of the Area Median Income for their county and if they are purchasing in the county of Monroe, Erie or Niagara. The completion of a Homeownership Class (Home Purchase Made Easy) is required. $1.2 million in funds were awarded to NeighborWorks Rochester, a Community Development Financial Institution, to be executed in partnership with West Side Neighborhood Housing Services in Buffalo, NY to provide down payment assistance for the purchase of first homes. For more information click here.

Attend a free Homebuyer Orientation

Learn more about buying your first home, talk to experts and lenders, ask questions

To register, provide your contact information below, and choose from the list of available sessions. Orientations are held at our Education Center, 570 South Ave., Rochester. Plenty of free parking in our lot.
Click the "Submit" button and you'll be put on the list.





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Ready to get started?

Start your Journey today

Step 1: Sign up for an online account. An email will be sent to you to validate your account.

Step 2: Click on the validation link and create a secure password.

Step 3: Build your homebuyer profile by answering all the questions on the survey.

When you are done building your profile, you will receive an email from us, moving you on your journey.

First Home Club

You may be eligible for a Down Payment Assistance Program

Are you eligible for a Down Payment Assistance Program? First Home Club is a $7,500 grant program from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York towards down payment and closing costs. NeighborWorks Rochester partners with participating First Home Club Banks and has information about other resources that you might help you achieve your dream of homeownership.

NeighborWorks® Rochester provides pre-purchase education, one-on-one counseling, and post-purchase education which meet the First Home Club education guidelines, and can help you on your path to successful homeownership.

Home Ownership Program

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