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Accessory Dwelling Units Can Address Accessibility Needs for Families

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an increasingly popular way for homeowners and communities to respond to the affordable housing crisis by increasing the supply of housing.  ADUs can also be used to address the accessibility needs for families. They provide an option for multiple generations of a family to live in closer proximity to one another while maintaining their...

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The Overlooked Infrastructure Crisis

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is controversial in some quarters because it directs public capital into “non-traditional” forms of infrastructure. People commonly associate infrastructure with vast public works construction projects like highways and water treatment facilities that benefit society broadly; not just the truckers who use the roads or swimmers...

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CEDAC Commits Over $11.5 Million in Early Stage Financing in Second Quarter of 2021

Today, CEDAC announced that we approved over $11.5 million in early stage project financing to 16 non-profit community development organizations across Massachusetts in the second quarter of 2021. This lending supports affordable housing developments in cities and towns across the Commonwealth from Boston and Worcester to Northampton. This strong lending performance in...

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million to Fund Health and Safety Improvements to 36 Early Education Organizations Across the State

The Baker-Polito Administration, along with CEDAC’s affiliate Children’s Investment Fund (CIF), has announced $7.5 million in Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund (EEOST) capital improvement grants. Lt. Governor Polito joined Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Commissioner Samantha Aigner-Treworgy at East Boston Social Centers to ...

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $139 Million in Funding to Produce and Preserve 1,346 Units of Affordable Housing

CEDAC staff were pleased to join Governor Baker in Lawrence on July 15th for his announcement of $139 million in new funding awards for affordable housing projects across the Commonwealth. The Governor was joined by Lt. Governor Polito, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) Secretary Mike Kennealy, and Department of Housing and Community Develop...

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POUA and CICD’s 872 Morton Street Village Project Demonstrates How Affordable Housing Development Can Advance Racial Equity

Today, we announce that CEDAC recently committed $625,000 in predevelopment financing to 872 Morton Street Village in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood. Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Inc. (POUA) and the Caribbean Integration Community Development (CICD) will create 40 units of mixed-income family housing, with 31 rental units and nine affordable homeownership units. Th...

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Massachusetts Preserved Over 3,400 Affordable Housing Units Last Year Despite the Challenges of the Pandemic

Massachusetts Preserved Over 3,400 Affordable Housing Units Last Year Despite the Challenges of the Pandemic CEDAC announced today that Massachusetts preserved the long-term affordability of more than 3,400 existing units of rental housing during 2020. Our data show that 22 project developments with a total of 3,443 affordable apartments across the state were preserved ...

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Perseverance and Resilience in a Time of Crisis: Announcing CEDAC’s 2020 Annual Report

CEDAC is excited to share our FY20 Annual Report, which highlights how we’ve helped our non-profit community partners continue to develop affordable housing and child care facilities across the Commonwealth. Despite the many hardships caused by the pandemic, the community development sector has demonstrated remarkable resiliency and perseverance in moving forward and sup...

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Father Bill’s & MainSpring Hosts Supportive Housing Funding Announcement

After more than a year of virtual events, Sara Barcan and I were thrilled to join Governor Baker at Father Bill’s Place in Quincy for his March 31st announcement of the 8th annual Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Populations round. Also present at the event were Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Speaker of the House Ronald Mariano, and other elected officials, as we...

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Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s Innovative Approach to Addressing Homelessness

Father Bill's & MainSpring (FBMS) manages two year-round shelters for individual adults and more than 130 shelter units for families – and as you can imagine, we have seen firsthand the impact that COVID-19 is having on vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. Located in Brockton, our MainSpring House property is a congregate emergency shelter for homeless ind...

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