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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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Congratulations to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the new U.S. Secretary of Labor

Like so many around Boston and across Massachusetts, CEDAC was thrilled when Marty Walsh, Boston’s Mayor from 2014-2021, was selected by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to become the U.S. Secretary of Labor, and we congratulate him on his new role.  He brings an unquestioned commitment to helping working families and individuals to the role, which w...

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Commonwealth Announces Funding Awards for Twelve Affordable Housing Projects in Mini-Round

On March 2nd, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy joined Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development (and CEDAC Board Chair) Jennifer Maddox and community development sector leaders to celebrate the 12 projects that received a combined total of $46 million in capital subsidies as well as $125 million in equity from the sale of federal and st...

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Massachusetts Funded Nearly 500 Units of Supportive Housing in FY20

Housing for Older Adults, Homeless Individuals Secured State Funding Awards in Last Fiscal Year CEDAC recently calculated how many supportive housing – service-enriched housing – units were funded in Fiscal Year 2020. According to our data, DHCD awarded capital funding and other resources to developers that will lead to the construction of 476 new units throughout t...

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A Decade of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Preservation Law, Chapter 40T

A Decade of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Preservation Law, Chapter 40T In November, CEDAC released a new analysis of Massachusetts’ successful affordable housing preservation law, Chapter 40T, which was passed and signed into law in 2009.  “Chapter 40T at 10,” available on our website, was authored by CEDAC’s Director of Housing Preservation and Policy ...

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DHCD Helps Affordable Housing Production and Preservation Across Massachusetts to Move Forward Despite Public Health Crisis

In October, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the 2020 Affordable Rental Housing Awards. The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will provide more than $105.7 million in direct funding and $53 million in state and federal tax credits for the production or preservation of more than 2,400 housing units, including 2,166 affordable rent...

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PPP Technical Assistance Initiative – An Update

This spring, as Massachusetts mandated all child care programs and schools to close, the already-fragile child care sector was pushed further into crisis. A powerful video compilation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation features testimonies from child care providers across the nation who share what this has meant for them as they continue to serve children during ...

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CIF, CEDAC, and EEC Announce $6.5 Million in Awards from the FY20 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund

This week, Children’s Investment Fund, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced that seven non-profit providers of early childhood education and out-of-school time organizations received $6.5 million from the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund for F...

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Children’s Investment Fund and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Announce Modification to the EEOST Capital Fund

This week the Children’s Investment Fund (CIF), an affiliate of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced changes to the funding available through the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund. The three organizations announced that in FY21, the EEOS...

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Creating Accessible, Affordable Housing Through the State-Funded CBH Program

In July of this year, we celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the first comprehensive civil rights law for people living with disabilities. Thanks to the ADA, we’ve come to rely on a wide variety of design and technology innovations that open our public spaces and our housing to residents with mobility, sens...

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