The Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development, in partnership with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, is offering a first-time home-buyer class this month. Sessions will be held Thursdays in the housing authority’s Community Room, 10 Church St., from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 10, 17, 24, and 31. Participants will receive information on applying for a mortgage, home inspections, purchasing foreclosed properties, short sales, down-payment assistance, deleading, and other topics. Participants must register in advance at 10 Church St. by filling out an application and paying a $50 fee. Registration is first-come, first-served. Attendance at all four classes is needed to receive a certificate.. For more information call 781-581-8600 or go to www.lhand.org.