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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.

What people are saying

When you turnout over 900 people in the middle of July, people talk. Here is what they are saying...

"We need to do more." - Mayor Marty Walsh

"Great job as usual MAHA" - Massachusetts Housing Partnership

"Powerful turnout tonight for MAHA" - Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George

Mayor Walsh Joins 1,000 at MAHA Expand the Pie Homeownership Rally to announce good news for first-time homebuyers in Boston

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.

Join us TOMORROW - Thursday at the Reggie Lewis Center

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!

MAHA launches partnership to help Boston homebuyers navigate their first purchase

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.


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