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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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Massachusetts Preserved Over 2,600 Affordable Housing Units Last Year

CEDAC announced today that Massachusetts preserved more than 2,600 units of affordable rental housing during 2019. Our data show that 3,032 total units in 25 project developments across the state were preserved using various types of state financing in 2019. From the total, 2,689 units are affordable and the remaining units are market rate.  The projects span the state an...

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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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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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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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Looking Back While Thinking Ahead: Celebrating CEDAC’s History

Two years ago, CEDAC launched the INSITES blog in anticipation of an important organizational milestone: our 40th anniversary.  We have enjoyed this opportunity to revisit our history and reflect on the events and the people who have led us to where we are today, and to highlight how community development in Massachusetts has evolved over four decades. This past spring...

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