Blog: On zoning reform, smart growth; white paper released BOSTON, May 24, 2013 --- In its effort to promote zoning reforms that will allow Massachusetts to build the housing it needs to sustain its economy, MHP has posted three more blog entries on its Foundation for Growth web site.
Energy efficiency resources available for multifamily buildings BOSTON, May 10, 2013 --- The City of Boston will host a informational/funding forum on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Atlantic Wharf, Fort Point Room, 2nd Floor, 290 Congress Street in Boston
MHP's 2012 annual report available BOSTON, April 24, 2013 --- MHP's 2012 annual report is now out and can be viewed online. To obtain a hard copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entitled "Paths to Prosperity," the report includes essays on MHP-supported affordable housing efforts in Boston, Lowell, Natick, Pittsfield, Somerville and Sudbury.
Foreclosure Monitor: Trouble spots to watch while we recover BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 --- While many key indicators show that the housing market is recovering, Foreclosure Monitor's quarterly analysis of foreclosures at the community and neighborhood level indicates what areas are still suffering from property distress.
MHP's Blueweiss honored with "2013 Leaders in the Law" award BOSTON, March 18, 2013 ---- MHP Associate General Counsel Nancy Blueweiss was recently named one of the "2013 Leaders in the Law" by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Program funds energy upgrades BOSTON, Jan. 18, 2013 --- In an effort to help affordable housing owners reduce costs and make their properties more energy efficient, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) is offering a new loan program to help its borrowers make energy improvements.
Boston Foundation receives HUD award BOSTON, Oct. 19, 2012 --- The Boston Foundation and its partner agencies were recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as one of 10 recipients of the first annual Secretary's Award for Community Foundations. The award honors community foundations for their innovative public-philanthropic collaborations designed to address housing and community development challenges.
MHP participates in radio roundtable BOSTON, Nov. 23, 2011 --- MHP Deputy Director Judy Jacobson recently participated in a radio broadcast roundtable discussion on how foreclosures and distressed properties are impacting the Worcester area.
State: Legislature hears testimony on effectiveness of 40B BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2011 --- In testimony before a state legislative committee earlier this month, MHP Executive Director Clark Ziegler said the state's comprehensive permit law known as Ch. 40B is doing an effective job but said the larger issue is that the state needs to overhaul its zoning laws
SoftSecond featured in discussion on future of homeownership
Experts gather in D.C. to identify success factors in loans to lower-income familiesWASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 29, 2011 --- Homebuyer education, risk retention by private lenders and a loan review system that includes a "second look" by the program's public administrator are three reasons why the Commonwealth's SoftSecond Loan Program has been so successful in making loans to low and moderate first-time homebuyers, according to Judy Jacobson of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership.