Foreclosure Monitor: Distress down from last year but concerns linger BOSTON, May 16, 2014 --- Overall foreclosure distress in Massachusetts declined 56.9 percent from April 2013 to April 2014, from 8.8 units per 1,000 housing units, to 3.8 units per 1,000 housing units. With a strong 64.4 percent decline in distress, Boston has outperformed the state as a whole.
BHA pilot aims to better connect homeless vets with available housing BOSTON, March 24, 2014 --- In its continuing effort to provide housing assistance and supportive services to homeless military veterans, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) is announcing a new pilot program that is designed to streamline the process of identifying and certifying suitable homes so that homeless veterans can be housed more quickly.
New law may be reason why foreclosures down sharply
Rising prices improve market but processing issues make dip 'somewhat artificial'BOSTON, May 31, 2013 --- A 2012 law that requires banks to notify borrowers of their rights to pursue a loan modification before foreclosing may be a factor in the precipitous drop in foreclosures in the first quarter of 2013.
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.
Foreclosure Monitor: Market appetite for 3-families spurs concerns BOSTON, June 17, 2010 --- MHP's latest Foreclosure Monitor has taken a look a three-family homes in Massachusetts to see what role they are playing in the foreclosure crisis and the state's real estate recovery.
Foreclosure Monitor: How 2nd wave may impact economic recovery BOSTON, March 3, 2010 --- This month's Foreclosure Monitor gauges how big the state's 'shadow inventory'of potential foreclosed properties is and where it may slow the real estate recovery.
Foreclosure Monitor update by community, zip, census tract BOSTON, Jan. 20, 2010 --- Foreclosure Monitor has posted its quarterly report on distressed properties by community, zip code and census tract.
Foundation for Growth: New housing's impact on municipal services BOSTON, Dec. 10, 2009 --- Fiscal disaster or red herring? Michael Goodman of the UMass Donahue Institute for Public Policy takes a look at the question of how new housing impacts municipal services. You may be surprised at what he's found.
Bubbles, the housing casino and why restrictions may cause price swings BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2009 --- Edward L. Glaeser has just posted an essay at www.massgrowth.net entitled "Bubbles & the Housing Casino: The Link between Price Volatility and Development Restrictions."
Housing production ranks as key in determining metro area growth
Analysis of 242 metro areas finds that regions that built more housing added more jobsBOSTON, Dec. 30, 2008 --- A new report released by MHP finds that the three most important factors in determining metro area employment growth are how much housing the region builds, its success in attracting new residents, and the extent to which it is dependent on manufacturing employment.