ACT Lawrence is a Latina-led non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC)
that empowers people to achieve their goals
and dreams by providing opportunities for
financial capability, community engagement & personal growth.
People supported through our services
Completed Homebuyer Workshops or Counseling
Youth Hired for Summer Jobs
We work to achieve social and economic justice by empowering low to moderate-income populations in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Through shared values of inclusiveness and collaboration, we desire to reclaim a voice for Lawrence and advocate self-determination for its residents through community development initiatives such as affordable housing, financial coaching, and youth leadership programs.
MEET OUR TEAM
Ms. Lora has 4+ years experience coordinating the youth jobs, home buyer and financial literacy programs. She manages client intakes and coordinates workshops.
Ms. Luna holds a Masters in Public Policy from Tufts University.
With 20+ years focusing on low-income and diverse groups, Ms. Luna oversees all programs of the organization.
At our front desk, Ms. Peña answers calls, emails and in-person questions from our clientele. She also assists with client class/workshop registration and with database entry.
Jose is our Community Engagement Fellow from Merrimack College. He coordinates outreach and creates new strategies to plan new workshops for our community.
Patrick is the grants associate and our fellow from Merrimack College. Patrick supports our mission by writing grants and fundraising.
LEARN ABOUT THE
PROGRAMS WE OFFER
Select: Program Info + Sign Up
Our 10-hr workshops help homebuyers create a roadmap to buy a house. We have both a live, Spanish workshop ($25), and an online English or Spanish workshop via FRAMEWORK ($100). Free counseling is available by appointment.
Free homebuyer counseling that helps clients develop an action plan to increase savings, decrease expenses and improve credit score along with other planning and educational tools to achieve home ownership.
Do you have financial goals but trouble sticking with your plan? If so, participate in this FREE Financial Coaching. Our new Credit Builder program helps you improve your credit score.
ACT Lawrence and Merrimack College partner to help families become financially stable by use of financial coaching, budget planning, and goal setting. This program consists of 3 workshops and 6 coaching sessions, over the course of 3 months.
Landlord/Tenant Relationship Workshop
This is a two-hour workshop to provide overview of best practices and legal rights and responsibilities of the tenants and landlords. Workshops are led by real estate attorneys with expertise on many topics such as: obtaining an occupancy permit, types of tenancy, how to manage rent deposits, manage landlord/tenant communications and many others.
Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
Provides free counseling along with other resources to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. The counseling supports clients in creating a crisis budget and complete the required documents to apply for a loan modification, forbearance plan or other foreclosure prevention methods.
DUE TO COVID-19
OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
TO THE PUBLIC
Please contact us virtually below
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
15 Union St
4th Floor Suite #409
Lawrence, MA 01840
Take 2 lefts out of the elevator, we are last office at end of hallway.