News Archive

  • Lowell’s House of Hope opens new Shelter (Vi...
    Lowell Sun / Jul 19, 2017

    The House of Hope celebrated a milestone expansion on Tuesday that has nearly doubled the number of homeless families it can serve. The nonprofit organization has opened a new 31-family property at 520 Fletcher St., w...

  • On the right track: New home for Metropolitan Bost...
    Boston Business Journal / Jul 14, 2017

    This fall, the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership — a nonprofit and the state’s largest regional provider of rental-housing voucher assistance — will get a new home of its own: a vacant two-acre parcel formerl...

  • Howland mansion coming back from the brink of dest...
    South Coast Today / Jul 08, 2017

    The stately 10,000-square-foot red brick mansion at 38 S. Sixth St. in New Bedford is a shell of its former self. On the outside, scaffolding flanks the Federal-Greek Revival and plywood remains on what were the home...

  • Massachusetts Sets Record In Affordable Housing Pr...
    Banker & Tradesman / Jun 30, 2017

    Massachusetts preserved more than 6,000 units of affordable rental housing in 2016, according to a statement released yesterday by the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), the public-private, co...

  • Housing Bond Bills Aim To Add $1.3B To State Progr...
    Banker & Tradesman / Jun 11, 2017

    Massachusetts is a national leader in affordable housing by creating a system that provides reliable capital funds to affordable housing developers and because of leadership that consistently supports it. Current legisla...

  • Child Care of Berkshires Plans $1.75M Renovation o...
    iBerkshires / Jun 10, 2017

    The historic Sarah T. Haskins School is about to get a $1.75 million facelift and modernization to better serve Child Care of the Berkshires and its programs. The bulk of the funding, a $1 million grant from the state...

  • Students of the Monument Square Early Childhood Center at Child Care of the Berkshires lined up outside the Haskins facility on Thursday to celebrate more than $1 million in renovations announced for the school building. Thursday, June 8, 2017. Adam Shanks — The Berkshire Eagle
    $1M for renovations at Child Care of Berkshires
    Berkshire Eagle / Jun 08, 2017

    Child Care of the Berkshires announced a $1 million grant for renovations to its Haskins facility on State Street on Thursday. The funding will pay for the installation of an elevator, construction of handicapped acce...

  • LouAnn Hazelwood was fleeing her second abusive marriage when she found one of the nation's few transitional programs for homeless female veterans. (Rebecca Sheir/American Homefront Project)
    Western Mass. Nonprofit Seeks To Build Homeless Fe...
    WBUR / Jun 02, 2017

    The federal government estimates that on any given night, 3,000 to 4,000 female veterans are homeless. But that estimate is probably on the low side, according to Sara Scoco, who directs the Women's Program of the wes...

  • Codman Square Affordable Housing Facility Gets Gra...
    Banker & Tradesman / May 09, 2017

    Local officials recently celebrated the grand opening of new affordable housing facility Whittier Lyndhurst Washington. The $20.1 million redevelopment created 44 units of affordable rental housing and 1,000 square fe...

  • Mayor Walsh, Codman Square Neighborhood Developmen...
    Sampan / May 09, 2017

    Solidifying his commitment to creating more affordable housing for residents in Boston, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Codman Square NDC (CSNDC), City officials and neighborhood leaders to celebrate the grand opening...

  • Fenway’s Burbank Gardens to Remain Affordabl...
    Banker & Tradesman / Apr 30, 2017

    Much of the commonwealth’s stock of affordable housing, built in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, is at risk of losing affordability. Currently, there are more than 104,000 affordable housing units at risk of converting to ...

  • Howland Mansion Restoration Project Starts at last...
    SouthCoast Today / Apr 28, 2017

    NEW BEDFORD — It’s been years in the making, and the Waterfront Historic Area League has officially launched a restoration project of the John Howland Jr. family home at 38 South Sixth St. The $2.9 million renovat...