Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
The mission of Helping Hands Community Partners is to educate people about home ownership and, when appropriate, arrange financing for purchase, refinance, and reverse mortgage loans.
“We strive to improve the quality of life through responsible financing.”
We also actively work with government agencies and banks to accept properties in need of renovation. Using local labor, we convert those properties to be sold at below market prices to underserved populations including veterans, seniors, and low to moderate income families.
“We’re improving communities one family at a time.”
Formed in 2012, Helping Hands has successfully been renovating neighborhoods and educating people about different homeownership options. We found a recurring problem for our clients – they needed better information about the purchase, refinance, and reverse mortgage loan process.
In 2017, Helping Hands was excited to expand its mission statement to include the ability, when appropriate, to arrange mortgage financing for prospective borrowers. The response has been incredible.
Our culture of a Giver’s Mindset has been more than well received and is attracting experienced trustworthy industry professionals to join our team, where one is not just working but helping individual homeowners and the community. Please keep Helping Hands in mind for any real estate agents and loan officers who have a Giver’s Mindset. We’d enjoy the opportunity to talk with them to join our Team.
We believe in a GIVER’S MINDSET. We view ourselves as educators and strive to give each person the information and guidance necessary to help them achieve their homeownership goals.
We’re honored to help our clients. Everyone on our team focuses on how to educate and assist our clients before, during, and after the home financing process to achieve their goals. It’s an attitude of gratitude.
We will always do what’s best for you. For us, trust equals character plus competence. We have the highest ethical standards combined with industry leading experience and success.
Many people are afraid of change. We embrace it. We constantly invest in training, technology, systems, and loan products. But more importantly is our culture of extending a helping hand to others. We consciously strive to improve our clients’ situations as well as the people and organizations we work with.
We receive a profound feeling of satisfaction and happiness when we help our clients achieve their goals of homeownership. Purchasing or refinancing a home or obtaining a reverse mortgage should be joyful not stressful.
“It’s better to give than receive.”
We understand that the consequences of our services will impact not only you today but also your family’s story into the future. The financial ruin and emotional pain from the great recession and mortgage meltdown must never happen again. The best protection is to become fully educated.
“We know that what we do matters greatly in the lives of our clients.”
To work with likeminded people and organizations to champion our communities one family at a time.
“Expect great things to happen and they will.”
Bill co-founded Helping Hands in 2012 with the vision of attracting likeminded people who have impeccable character, a strong work ethic, and find joy in helping others achieve their homeownership goals while also helping the community.
Growing up a “Navy Brat” has given him a great appreciation of the importance of home and family. Bill has over a decade of local and national home financing and renovation experience. He has extensive experience working with various government agencies in having them join Helping Hands Community Partners mission and vision.
Reach Bill at 774-419-6666 or email@example.com
Cliff co-founded Helping Hands in 2012 and has over 25 years of experience running several Citigroup/Smith Barney offices in the New England Area. Cliff also worked with MetLife in their Division of Estate Planning for Special Needs Kids (DESK). He also assisted to develop and implement a strategic plan to expand Allstate insurance brokers’ financial planning business. Cliff has been instrumental in charting a course of how to fulfill Helping Hands Community Partners’ mission.
Reach Cliff at 774-419-6672 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alain joined the board of Helping Hands in 2017. Helping Hands sought his advice two years prior on how Helping Hands could better serve its clients with home financing needs. Alain is the president and founder of Direct Finance Corp., a New England based mortgage company, that has helped over 5,000 homeowners and arranged over a billion dollars in financing. Instead of trying to profit for his company, Alain suggested and volunteered to obtain the required licensing for both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Helping Hands is now able to, when appropriate, arrange home financing thereby bypassing the banks. The goal is to deliver better education, service, and loan programs. Alain graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, obtained an MBA from The Wharton School, and a Master in Real Estate from M.I.T. He was the first person in New England to earn the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation as well as the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) certification.
Contact Alain at (781) 724-6221 (cell) or email@example.com
Gil joined us a few years ago with an absolutely crazy work ethic. He speaks fluent Portuguese, making him the go-to loan officer for the Brazilian community. Gil is very detail oriented and always has a positive attitude (we aren’t just saying that, it’s true).
This last February, Gil became a US citizen. We are all so proud of him and all agree he is one of our finest success stories.
Gil lives in Stoughton with his wife and two children. He coaches soccer at the 12-13 & under level. Gil is also active in many local charities and organizations.
Call Gil today at 774-360-0343 for any mortgage related questions or just to say hi!
Mike has been helping clients obtain and preserve the goal of home ownership since 2003. Mike strives to give his clients a lending experience that he would want to have himself.
He has extensive knowledge in all lending products but we lovingly refer to him as the USDA Loan guru around the office. He’s keen to detail and goes the extra mile to give his clients all the loan options available to them, and more importantly, how the loan product’s differences effect them. He is also a USAF Veteran, making him an invaluable resource to the VA borrower.
Mike finds his home in Charlton, MA and plays bass in the rock band HipTonight all over Central MA.
Have mortgage questions? Call Mike at (774) 419-6665 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trish has been in the business since 1996. She started in Real Estate where she worked for 18 years, managing the office for 3 of those 18 years. She studied Psychology at UMass Boston which has helped her immensely in both the Real Estate and Mortgage world. Trish and her husband have lived in Brockton for 42 years and she is thrilled to work with Helping Hands Community Partners and can’t wait to tell all her clients and friends about the company mission and help them to realize their dream of buying a home or refinance their current home.
Contact Trish at 774-224-0123 or email@example.com
Reach Austin at 774-419-6669 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of Massachusetts, Nytesha Hubert joined Helping Hands in the Fall of 2018. She has a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and years of experience working with diverse populations in a variety of organizational settings. Ms. Hubert is also a designated Certified Relocation Professional. Ms. Hubert enjoys meeting new people and spreading light. She currently resides in Cambridge, MA.
Reach Nytesha at 774-205-1714 or email@example.com
Reach Ramon at 774-419-6681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As a retired Lieutenant Colonel, Joe has always had a giver’s mindset of serving his country which transferred to his financial planning career. He has spent the last 13 years trying to help seniors stay in their homes and have a quality of life during retirement.
Through Helping Hands, his goal is to help Veterans find what they need for services and determine, if appropriate, the right loan product for them. Through multiple sources and services, he guides seniors in the right direction that is appropriate for their individual circumstances. He is devoted to providing constant communication and education about various housing options. He looks at ALL the options and, when appropriate, reviews the reverse mortgage as one of those options. “Not everyone should have one but EVERYONE should know how they work!”
Reach Joe at (508) 958-3590 or email@example.com
Meghan is a superstar loan officer who takes the time to understand her clients so she can focus on what it is that really matters.
Meghan moved to Boston from Western New York at the age of 18. She studied Management and International Business at Northeastern University. After graduating Northeastern , she went to work in the fast paced, environment of Boston’s financial district. Looking for a new challenge, Meghan joined the Direct Finance/ Helping Hands team and became a loan officer in 2015 and dived headfirst into learning the industry. She concurrently earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UMass Boston.
Meghan is passionate about politics and co-founded an organization that encourages and empowers women to use their voices in the public sphere in 2016.
We are lucky to have Meghan working side-by-side with us and we encourage you to give her a shout if you have any financing questions.
Reach Meghan at 774-419-6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teto Moulton is a local mortgage loan officer here at Helping Hands Community Partners, Inc in Providence, and is committed to helping low income families achieve a piece of the American dream.
He says: "The financial aspects of purchasing a home can be stressful and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be, not with a trained and caring professional in your corner. Contact me today at 774-224-2510 and let’s get started on making your homeownership dream become a reality.
"Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, a homeowner looking to trade up or downsize, or simply wishing for a change, I am available to help you before you ever make an offer on a property. I can sit down with you and look over your budget, income, expenses and savings to help you get a clear picture of what type and amount of loan is realistic. There are many factors to consider when getting a home loan; interest rates are only one element of the complete package. I will help you consider all your options so you can concentrate on making the best decision that fits for your needs."
Teto has been in the mortgage industry since 2016. Previously he worked at Santander Bank and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. He lives in Providence with his three children.
Reach Teto at 774-224-2510 or email@example.com
Reach Fausto at 774-419-6673 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter has been in the banking industry for over 30 years, in Residential Lending and Underwriting. Peter is a board member of Restoration Project in Belmont Massachusetts and has been involved with non-profits for his professional years so he fits in perfectly with the Helping Hands Mission. With a BA in Economics from Clark University and a background as a Realtor in Arlington MA, he blends his experience with his Givers Mindset . He lives in Wellesley MA with his wife who is an Associate Dean at Lesley University and has three daughters and three grandchildren.
Reach Peter at 774-419-6653. or email@example.com
An accomplished financial practitioner, Shak has been in the mortgage industry since 1996. Shak has always promoted sustainable, affordable, and ethical home ownership.
Shak has an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island, and an MBA from Johnson & Wales University.
He is a member of Leadership RI, PSI Class 2003, and Leadership for a Future (Class of 2007).
As a registered Financial Advisor, he will analyze your family's financial needs and wants to find a picture perfect loan for home purchase, refinance, or reverse mortgage.
Shak is fluent in English, Hindi, and Urdu and conversant in Spanish and Arabic.
Reach Shak at 774-243-2842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Max has a passion for teaching and learning, especially if the topic is on one of the biggest investments people will make in their lives. He saw firsthand how the housing bubble of 2008 affected many families and he believes that one of the contributing factors was a lack of education about the home buying process.
Max's goal is not only to share the important details of what a proper Mortgage requires but also what you should expect after becoming a home owner. In other words, Max will help you understand the process, help guide you through the process, and check on any future needs you or people you care about may have.
Max is native to RI. He loves cooking, Sushi and Thai food, and working at his gym.
Reach Max at 774-419-2006 or email@example.com
Walter started in the Mortgage industry in 2003, the youngest of 7 children, he says he was born with patience.
Walter believes that an informed client makes better choices and he likes to educate his clients so that they gain knowledge and therefore confidence in the home buying process; this results in a smooth transaction. He considers himself a lifetime trusted advisor for his past clients and a teacher for those new to buying homes. He specializes in 2 family income producing properties and loves to help you understand how to qualify for these properties, how to see the potential in the ugly houses by using the renovation loans available
A lifetime resident of the Boston area, Walter now splits his time between Massachusetts and Southern Maine with his partner of 18 years.
He’s an avid music lover and Red Sox baseball fan and you can find him on his time off at Fenway Park or out enjoying a music event.
Reach Walter by cell or text at (781) 789-5229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff joined Helping Hands Community Partners in September 2018. He has been in the mortgage world for over five years. He grew up in Massachusetts and moved to Rhode Island in 2010, and currently lives in Portsmouth Rhode Island with his wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and playing golf whenever time allows.
He says: "Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. I know there are a lot of lenders and loan officers to choose from but if you want to speak to someone who will go over your all your options, clarify any questions, show you the numbers with full transparency and take personal responsibility of your application from start to finish, there's no better person to start with than myself."
Reach Jeff at 774-419-6028 or email@example.com
Peggy has been involved with Reverse Mortgage Education for over 18 years First, as an approved HUD Housing Counselor specializing in Reverse Mortgage Education and has recently joined Helping Hands as a Reverse Mortgage Specialist. Peggy has extensive knowledge in Community Programs and she is dedicated to making sure to educate seniors and their families on ALL the options available, so they can make the best decision for them and their family.
Peggy has earned the designation of CRMP (Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional) dedicated to upholding the highest Ethical and Professional Standards.
She has also earned the designation of Certified Senior Advisor, CSA ®, She graduated with a BA degree in Finance from Curry College and is a member of the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.
Reach Peggy at 617-688-6310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay has over a decade of experience in the mortgage Industry. He has worked on the broker side of the business as well as being an Account Executive for a wholesale lender. His experience allows him to help the loan officers and the operations staff provide our clients with the best experience possible.
Jay enjoys just about every outdoor activity imaginable. He and his wife have 3 young children that always keep them on their toes.
Reach Jay at 774-419-2099 or email@example.com
Pearl began her mortgage career 16 years ago when Alain, owner and President of Direct Finance Corp, asked her to step in to the back office as the accountant. Alain and Pearl have been friends for several years and he thought her skill set would be a good fit to take over that aspect of Direct Finance.
Pearl is a retired CPA, has a degree in Business Management from UMass Boston, and holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College. Her experience as an accountant and CPA uniquely qualifies her for the highly anticipated transition to a nonprofit platform. The aspects of a non profit platform will open up opportunities to help people in the community which is highly important to her. Always wanting to help, but not having the additional time to dedicate to a non profit on a volunteer basis, this opportunity opens up that goal for her.
Pearl resides in Hull, Massachusetts and shares her home with her large breed dog.
Reach Pearl at 774-419-6676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie joined Helping Hands in August of 2018 as Community Outreach Director which is has turned into a little HR a little PR some Executive Assistant work and a whole lot of event planning. Laurie has been in the event planning business for over 30 years and moved from Vermont to Boston 10 years ago. She is a Caterer, a Realtor, an Event Planner, a Certified Stager and was a Spa and Salon owner and the Boston Red Sox number one fan. Laurie is thrilled to have joined the fast paced world of Helping Hands Community Partners and believes strongly in their mission and culture.
Reach Laurie at 774-419-6662 or email@example.com
Meet Frankie, our friendly Helping Hands Community Partners’ greeter and a true Southern Belle at heart. Born in Mississippi just three years ago, she was rescued shortly after to join our team. When Frankie isn’t welcoming our staff and visitors, she enjoys chasing squirrels, sniffing out the best new spots, and napping wherever (and whenever) she feels like it. Interested in learning everything you need to know about mortgages with Frankie as your study buddy? Call Helping Hands Community Partners at 781-878-5626.
A Rhode Island native, Harry did website and video work for Helping Hands for several years before coming on board full time in August 2018. He has worked in photography, graphics, writing, editing, animation, education, and overindulging rock stars. He holds degrees in Film and English from Syracuse University. He has been published in several national magazines, and he has over 200 television credits. He has lived and worked in Boston, Portland, and Los Angeles. He now lives in Onset with his wife Holly and too many cats. His favorite color is black.
Reach Harry at 401-236-6386 or firstname.lastname@example.org