Our congratulations to Kenzie Bok on winning the District 8 City Council seat yesterday. Kenzie becomes the first MAHA Board member to win elective office in the organization's 34 year history. Kenzie was a leader in the effort to pass the Community Preservation Act in Boston in 2016 and campaigned on a platform of increasing affordable housing opportunities in her district and throughout the city. We look forward to working with her in 2020.
On Tuesday, November 5th voters will go to the polls...or will they? Make sure you are one of those who make a plan and VOTE. Boston voters will select four at-large City Councilors and voters in Districts 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 will decide on who will represent them. In addition, Boston voters will be asked their opinion in a non-binding referendum that proposes to change the name of Dudley Square to Nubian Square. Polls are open from 7am-8pm.
In some odd-numbered years, our politics can be sleepy. But not this year! Fifteen candidates are running for four at-large City Council seats and there are active races in Districts 5 (Hyde Park-Mattapan), 7 (Roxbury), 8 (Back Bay-Fenway-Mission Hill), and 9 (Allston-Brighton). MAHA is reminding all that it is important to get out and vote on Tuesday, September 24th between 7am-8pm. Check out our questionnaire to the candidates to find out where they stand on issues important to MAHA members.
Roxbury – July 18, 2019 - Over 1,000 first-time homebuyers and friends packed the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury on Thursday evening for an exciting announcement of a new affordable mortgage program for Boston residents and continue MAHA's Expand the Pie campaign for more resources for affordable housing.
Last year we came together to expand the pie and win more resources for affordable homeownership. Come hear about our victories including a $3.8 million award from Boston's CPA fund to help first time homebuyers buy a home in Boston. We're coming together to fight for more homeownership resources. 6pm for info tables with resources for homeowners and homebuyers and 6:30 program with elected officials at the Reggie Lewis Center (1350 Tremont St). Sign up now!
Dorchester, MA – Navigating the process of buying a home in the Boston real estate market can be daunting but the Dorchester-based Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance is offering to help. Graduates from MAHA’s first time home buying classes will be able to take advantage of a unique partnership. Starting in April, the non-profit MAHA will offer dedicated real estate services to qualified homebuyers and homeowners who graduated from their classes through a unique partnership with real estate agent and Hyde Park resident Alexander Jean-Baptiste.
Tickets are going fast. Get your early bird ticket for the 11th annual Taste of Dorchester by Wednesday, April 10th and save $10 per ticket. This year's event will take place on April 25th and, once again, feature over 20 of Dorchester's finest restaurants all to benefit MAHA's mission of breaking down barriers for first-time homebuyers and closing the racial homeownership gap. Many thanks to all of our restaurants and our presenting sponsors, Arbella Insurance Foundation and Santander.
On campuses across the nation, a combination of guidance and financial assistance has sprung up to support first-generation college students. Academic institutions - big and small as well as public and private - have recognized the importance of giving first-gen students a leg up.