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Our Mission

The Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford, Inc. develops and manages affordable housing in Greater Hartford while engaging residents in leadership and educational opportunities.


The Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford, Inc. (MHAGH) is a non-profit housing development and management firm that works within the Mutual Housing model, as defined by Connecticut law.

Essential to the organization's mission is our commitment to diversity. The Association will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, sexual orientation, age, gender, religion, political affiliation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, learning disability, lawful source of income, individuals with children, or any other status protected by statute. In addition, the Association pledges to aggressively and affirmatively market available units to qualified persons of all backgrounds.

Local Housing Opportunity

Homebuyer Education - (Resources & Links) - (Testimonials)

Homebuyer education is offered in three or eight-hour tracks. Held monthly, the eight-hour course is strongly recommended for all participants who desire a more thorough understanding of the home buying process, as it increases the likelihood of a successful homeownership experience. An individual consultation prior to attending the first class is required to determine readiness, unless you have been pre-approved by your lender. Three-hour courses are only available for pre-screened, lender-referred individuals. Please call our office at 860-296-1797, ext. 10 for three-hour class availability.

Course Overview

In a step-by-step format, participants examine their housing needs, analyze their financial situations and learn strategies to improve financial management in an effort to better prepare for homeownership. Mutual Housing's homebuyer education course includes:

  • an individual assessment to develop a customized written goal plan, and follow up to reach desired objectives;

  • an individual (applies to 3-hour, pre-approved registrants) or group class consisting of one eight-hour seminar that allows for direct question and answer sessions among participants and guest speakers.

This program will help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a homebuyer and homeowner and landlord. (Landlord training requires participants to attend an additional two and a-half hour class, which is scheduled once per month as needed).

  • Your Credit, the Lender and Fair Housing
  • Legal Aspects of Purchasing Your Home
  • Working with your Realtor and Insurance Agent
  • The Importance of a Home Inspection
  • Protecting Your Investment
  • Appraisal considerations
  • Avoiding Foreclosure

Register online or by calling Mary Fields at (860) 296-1797, ext. 10.

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Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford, Inc. - 95 Niles Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Tel.(860) 296-1797 Fax (860) 524-8963 TTY: 711

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