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Fourteen Percent of Banks in Massachusetts Get Top CRA Grade in 2019

January 27, 2020 - Of the 77 Community Reinvestment Act ratings awarded to Massachusetts banks during 2019, eleven (14.3%) were “Outstanding", according to a report issued today by the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA). For federal regulators, the "Outstanding" share was 18.6% (8 of 43 ratings); for the state regulators, the "Outstanding" share was 8.8% (3 of 34).

MAHA Annual Meeting on December 16th

Join us for a fun and exciting annual meeting on Monday, December 16th as we celebrate an active and fruitful 2019. There will be dinner, dessert and a fond farewell to our retiring HomeSafe program manager Jorge Casas after 18 years of outstanding service to low- and moderate-income homeowners. We will also be congratulating MAHA board member Kenzie Bok on her recent election to the Boston City Council.

Kenzie Bok elected to Boston City Council

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.

VOTE today

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.

TODAY is Election Day in Boston for contested City Council races

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.


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