• Contact

  • First Time Home Buyer Education
    317 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ
    Louis Prezeaulprezeau@lacasanwk.org / Tel: 973 482-0701
  • Foreclosure Prevention Program
    317 Roseville Avenue, Newark, NJ
    Louis Prezeaulprezeau@lacasanwk.org / Tel: 973 485 0701
  • Emergency Housing Assistance Program
    76 Clinton Avenue, Newark, NJTel: 973-624-4222

Housing Counseling

First Time Home Buyer Education Program

Note: If you have an impairment, disability, language barrier, or otherwise require an alternative means of accessing information about housing counseling services, please talk to your housing counselor about arranging alternative accommodations.

La Casa de Don Pedro’s first-time homebuyer education program, offered in both English and Spanish, will prepare you for the responsibilities of homeownership, empower you to make smart decisions throughout the home buying process, and connect you to the most affordable mortgage products, including any downpayment and/or closing cost assistance programs for which you may qualify.  The first-time homebuyer program includes classroom education and one-on-one counseling.  La Casa de Don Pedro is certified by HUD and NeighborWorks America.

Note that this is an adult only class and there is no child care available. Winter and Spring 2018 classes are held at La Casa de Don Pedro 39 Broadway Newark NJ.

First Time Homebuyer Education Class Schedule 2018-19

We are updating our schedule.  Come back and check in at a later date.

For more information please contact Louis Prezeau at lprezeau@lacasanwk.org.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to all and mandatory for potential buyers of La Casa de Don Pedro homes.

*Consejera de vivienda habla Espanol!!

Foreclosure Prevention Program

La Casa de Don Pedro is a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development [HUD] Certified Housing Counseling agency with trained staff to assist families confronting foreclosure. Homeowners are provided individualized assessments, counseling and assistance to prevent the lost of their homes. Legal services are also available through related programs and collaborations. Counselors work directly with clients, lenders and/or service agents to delay, mitigate or prevent foreclosure.

Upon a client’s first meeting, the counselor undergoes an assessment to determine needs and the program a client may qualify for.  These may include Making Home Affordable and any other modification programs a lender may have.  Counseling is only available through setting up a meeting beforehand; walk-ins are not accepted.

We strongly encourage that clients come prepared to their first meeting, bringing with them the required documents and budget. This way the first meeting will be more productive and the counselor can immediately move forward with your case.

To view the list of required documents to provide upon intake, click here. All clients must complete a budget form, found here.

Para ver la lista de documentos requieridos para la primera reunion con la asesora, haga un click aqui. Todos clientes deben de llenar un presupuesto.

*Consejera de vivienda habla Espanol.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Property owners who find themselves unable to make mortgage payments, face a financial hardship, or have any other reason to fear foreclosure, or are in foreclosure.  Assistance is only available for owner occupied properties.


  • 317 Roseville Avenue

Emergency Housing Assistance Program

La Casa de Don Pedro’s experienced staff helps families confronting homelessness to remain in their homes or obtain new housing. Assistance includes education and orientation with regards to tenant’s rights and household financial planning and management.  Where legitimate need is demonstrated and capacity to maintain continued occupancy, rental/mortgage or rental down payment may be provided when funding is available.  Referral for counsel and legal assistance can be made.  Funding for Homelessness Prevention Program is very limited, however La Casa collaborates  with other homelessness prevention and assistance organizations to try and secure adequate assistance.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Clients need demonstrate genuine emergency of homelessness or eviction with proof of income and proof of their emergency situation.


  • 76 Clinton Avenue
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