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Relocating Tenants During a Pandemic: What Are the Keys to a Safe, Successful Move?

Rehabilitating multifamily affordable housing projects is an important yet complicated part of preserving affordable housing in many locales. Though this process becomes all the more challenging during a pandemic, there are many reasons that the affordable real estate development process has moved forward in Massachusetts and beyond despite these circumstances. Whether exi...

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DHCD Awards $16 Million to Produce or Preserve Critical Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Populations

Over the past eight years, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has crafted an innovative approach to financing the production of permanent supportive housing. Each year, DHCD holds a dedicated funding competition, the Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Populations round, to distribute capital funds as well as special project-based operat...

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EOEA, DHCD, CEDAC, and MassHousing Develop State Resources for Affordable Senior Housing Providers During COVID-19

Dear Owners and Managers of Affordable Senior Housing: We hope that you, your organizations and families are staying safe and healthy as we face the COVID-19 crisis together.  We want to assure you that, despite these unprecedented circumstances, CEDAC continues to support the community by providing funding and technical assistance to non-profit affordable housing deve...

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New England’s First LGBTQ-Friendly Senior Housing Initiated by Kuehn Planning Grant

Last November, the City of Boston chose a developer to turn the William Barton Rogers School, a former middle school in the City’s Hyde Park neighborhood, into 74 new units of affordable housing for seniors.  And last month, the city announced that it would commit $2 million towards the completion of this project.  While an adaptive reuse of a middle school into senior...

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CEDAC Research Shows Far Fewer LIHTC Units Are at Risk of Losing Affordability than Predicted

Today, CEDAC released a new research study that shows far fewer units in the Commonwealth financed through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program are at risk of losing their affordability status than predicted.  That’s good news for thousands of families across the Commonwealth. The study looked at 228 LIHTC-financed projects - 15,679 units – that went i...

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State Awards New Funding for 11 Affordable Housing Projects Across Massachusetts

Massachusetts truly is fortunate that elected leaders consistently demonstrate their support for building affordable housing.  We received yet more evidence of this bicameral and bipartisan support on February 4th, when Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced $44 million in new funding awards for affordable housing projects across the Commonwealth. ...

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EEC Commissioner Aigner-Treworgy Announces $6 Million in FY19 EEOST Awards

On December 19th at Village Market Place in Hyannis, Commissioner Aigner-Treworgy of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced $6 million in FY19 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund awards. "Well-designed buildings, classrooms and play spaces help provide high-quality learning environments in which children grow and...

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A Decade of Housing Preservation: Impact of the MacArthur Foundation Funding

In a highly competitive process among state and local jurisdictions across the country, Massachusetts was selected in 2009 to participate in the Windows of Opportunity initiative launched by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.  This MacArthur initiative intended to address the need for innovative solutions to preserve the long-term affordability of thousand...

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Working Together to Invest in High-Quality Early Education and Care

At INSITES this week, Amy O’Leary – a member of the Children’s Investment Fund Board of Directors and the current director of Early Education for All, a campaign of Strategies for Children – shares why she believes in advocating for high-quality early education and care facilities across the Commonwealth. I have always had great admiration for the work of the C...

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State-Funded Home Modification Loan Program Surpasses 3,000 Loans

The Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) recently celebrated an important milestone, surpassing its 3,000th loan. As of June 30th, HMLP has committed a total of 3,195 loans. These loans have helped many Massachusetts residents make essential modifications to their houses that allow their household members with physical and cognitive limitations to remain at home. A sta...

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