MISSION OVER COMMISSION
As Connecticut’s first and only nonprofit real estate company, HOC Realty has a mission to focus on your needs. When we meet, don’t be surprised if we’re quiet initially. We want to hear your story, understand where you are in the process of finding your next home, and then tailor our action to help you achieve your goals. Our education, guidance, and ongoing support empowers you throughout the process of buying, selling, or renting your home.
“If it wasn’t for NHS, I would have no idea about the home buying process. NHS was a great guide that helped reduce stress of buying a home.”
~ Sharleen Sanchez Barriera, HOC client
YOUR PATH TO HOMEOWNERSHIP STARTS HERE
Schedule appointments and classes, share documents, and connect with our team of advisors.
YOUR REALTOR: HERB
Herb lives his life the way he operates his business- with honesty, integrity, service, and humility. As such, Herb represents you with the utmost respect, level of care, and friendship.
YOUR REALTOR: FIONA
YOUR REALTOR: JEFF
Jeff currently resides in Meriden, serving the Greater New Haven area for HOC Realty. He is Spanish speaking and enjoys helping families achieve their homeownership goals.
YOUR BROKER: STEPHEN
DIRECTOR FOR THE HOMEOWNERSHIP CENTER
As Managing Director for the HomeOwnership Center (HOC) and Office Manager for HOC Realty, Inc. at NHS of New Haven, Bridgette Russell oversees program development for client services and staff training. She also designs curricula for pre- and post-purchase education, credit counseling, financial literacy, foreclosure intervention counseling, and Full Cycle Lending. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Bridgette has also completed coursework with the NeighborWorks® Training Institute, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and HUD. She has partnered with various organizations to develop and present homebuyer and financial literacy programs throughout the nation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get assistance for down payment or closing costs?
Meet with a housing specialist or a real estate professional to get information on City, State, and other down payment and closing costs assistance programs.
How can I participate in the program for first-time homebuyers?
Click here to access our Training Center to create an account and sign up for classes. The system will prompt you to pay a one-time homebuyer development fee prior to scheduling an appointment with a housing specialist.
Are the Homebuyer Education and Landlord classes free?
What are the program requirements?
You must share a copy of your driver’s license, plus four current consecutive paystubs, and your W2’s and Tax returns for the last two years.
Do I have to live in New Haven to be eligible for the program?
You can purchase anywhere in Connecticut.