ACCC Receives Grant From Rockland Trust Foundation

National nonprofit American Consumer Credit Counseling receives grant to support Pre-Purchase program that improves sustainable homeownership.

Boston, MA – May 9, 2017

Rockland Trust Foundation logoAmerican Consumer Credit Counseling announced today that it has received a $25,000 grant from Rockland Trust Foundation to enhance and grow its Pre-Purchase home owner’s program. The grant will help support Worcester and Greater Boston residents and improve neighborhood stability and revitalization by providing the education and resources necessary to increase sustainable homeownership.

With the Rockland Trust Foundation Grant, ACCC plans to increase the number of one-hour individual budget and credit counseling client sessions this year. The individual counseling sessions help to bolster the Homebuyer Education program by providing budget and credit counseling to prospective homebuyers or those interested in pursuing the goal of buying a home.

“We are incredibly grateful to have the Rockland Trust Foundation’s generous support for our Pre-Purchase program,” said Steve Trumble, President and CEO of American Consumer Credit Counseling, which is based in Newton, MA. “The program represents one of the many ways ACCC works to assist consumers by providing pre-purchase housing counseling sessions and workshops to facilitate economic empowerment and community stability.”

The Pre-Purchase Housing Counseling Program addresses many of the issues and challenges that may prevent or delay affordable mortgage financing, while offering specific steps to help clients achieve homeownership. Additionally, the counseling session helps consumers understand how to avoid potential problems that may impact future homeownership and financial stability.


ACCC is a 501(c)3 organization that provides free credit counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and housing counseling to consumers nationwide in need of financial literacy education and money management. For more information, contact ACCC:

  • For credit counseling, call 800-769-3571
  • For bankruptcy counseling, call 866-826-6924
  • For housing counseling, call 866-826-7180
  • Or visit us online at

About American Consumer Credit Counseling

American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) is a nonprofit credit counseling 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering consumers to achieve financial management through credit counseling, debt management, bankruptcy counseling, housing counseling, student loan counseling and financial education concerning debt solutions. In order to help consumers reach their goal of debt relief, ACCC provides a range of free consumer personal finance resources on a variety of topics including budgeting, credit and debt management, student loan assistance, youth and money, homeownership, identity theft, senior living and retirement. Consumers can use ACCC’s worksheets, videos, calculators, and blog articles to make the best possible decisions regarding their financial future. ACCC holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®). For more information or to access free financial education resources, log on to or visit