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Roadway Apartments: Struggling Hotel Becomes Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness

Today, we highlight Father Bill's & MainSpring's (FBMS) innovative Roadway Apartments project, which has transformed an underused hotel in Brockton into 69 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. What began as an emergency measure to protect FBMS emergency shelter guests' health is now an adaptive reuse success story that can serve a...

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Investing in Child Care Infrastructure Can Be Transformative

Pictured above: Aspire Developmental Services in Lynn before and after renovating their facility. This project was made possible in part by a $1 million Building Quality Capital Fund grant, which CIF/CEDAC administer with the MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Today, we're excited to share a CommonWealth Magazine op-ed authored by Theresa Jordan, Direc...

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Spotlight on Peter Gagliardi, Former Executive Director of Way Finders

As part of our series profiling retiring leaders of organizations throughout Western Massachusetts, please take a moment to learn a little about Peter Gagliardi of Way Finders. We are grateful for his years of service and the impact he has made on community development in Massachusetts and so many individuals in need. How long were you an Executive Director at Way Fi...

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Spotlight on Dominick Marcigliano, Former Executive Director of Worcester Community Housing Resources

As the third installment of our series profiling retiring leaders of organizations throughout Central and Western Massachusetts, please take a moment to learn a little about Dominick Marcigliano, who served as Executive Director of Worcester Community Housing Resources from 2012-2020. We are grateful for his years of service and the impact he has made on the community d...

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Spotlight on Joanne Campbell, Former Executive Director of Valley Community Development Corporation

As the second installment of our series profiling retiring leaders of organizations throughout Western Massachusetts, please take a moment to learn a little about Joanne Campbell of Valley Community Development Corporation. We are grateful for her years of service and the impact she has made on the community development movement in Massachusetts and so many individuals ...

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Spotlight on Elton Ogden, former President of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation

As the first part of our series profiling retiring leaders of organizations throughout Central and Western Massachusetts, please take a moment to learn a little about Elton Ogden of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation (BHDC). We are grateful for his years of service and the impact he has made on the community development movement in Massachusetts and so many indiv...

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Designing the Edgerley Family Horizons Center as a Welcoming, Trauma-Informed Space for Families

Today, we hear from Mike Lindstrom – Principal of studioMLA Architects and Children’s Investment Fund (CIF) Board Chair – and Bree Horwitz, CIF Senior Project Manager, as they highlight the Horizons for Homeless Children’s new Edgerley Family Horizons Center in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Mike explains how studioMLA approached the design of this child care fac...

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Secretary Kennealy’s Housing Tour Highlights Impact of Statewide Developments

For the second time in his tenure, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy spent several days this fall on a tour of many affordable housing projects in various stages of development. The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) staff planned the itinerary of the tour to all of the regions of the state, and Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox, ...

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The 4% Housing Tax Credit Fix of 2020

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is a crucial source of funding for the production of affordable rental housing as well as the preservation/renovation of existing affordable housing.  Since its inception roughly 33 years ago, LIHTC has become the largest affordable housing production program in the country, funding the production or preservation of approximat...

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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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