MACDC News

June 20176/8/17 - MACDC submitted a letter to Senate Ways and Means Committee Chair Karen Spilka and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Brian Dempsey addressing a...

News Briefs

May 2017MACDC scored several policy victories this week as the Massachusetts Senate considered over 1,000 amendments to their FY 2018 state budget.  The Senate...

Report from People and Places Conference

Richard Thal, Executive Director of the Jamaica Plan Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), joined close to 20 of his colleagues from the Massachuasetts...

Division of Banks Awards Counseling Funds, as MACDC Members Lead the Way

On May 31, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $1.05 Million in grants to fund first-time homeownership counseling programs and foreclosure prevention education...

Policy Experts Weigh Impact of an Uncertain Political Landscape on Housing Policy

On May 22, CHAPA held a breakfast forum on “Doing Business in Times of Uncertainty.” The forum featured remarks by Chrystal Kornegay from DHCD and Tim...

MACDC launches Senate Budget Campaign

MACDC is working hard this week and next to secure key policy and funding priorities for the community development field. The Senate Ways & Means Committee released...

Legislative Hearing Highlights Success of CITC

The Community Investment Tax Credit is working as intended and should be extended and expanded, according to the ten witnesses who testified before the Joint Committee...

Governor’s Housing Capital Budget Includes Funding for MACDC Priorities

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released his capital budget for Fiscal Year 2018, and the affordable housing capital budget increased by $9 million to a total of $...

High Cost of Affordable Housing is Not CDCs’ Fault

It’s expensive to build housing. And we need more of it. Figuring out ways to reduce costs reasonably is something on everyone’s agenda. We’ve talked...

DHCD Awards National Housing Trust Funding for Supportive Housing

On March 29, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced funding for 177 affordable units in seven supportive housing projects,...
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