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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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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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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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