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Unlock the Commonwealth
Promoting housing & growth policies through analysis, discussion, blogging, debate
BOSTON, JUNE 17, 2015 --- "Unlock the Commonwealth" is an ongoing initiative by MHP to promote policies that will allow communities to build more housing so Massachusetts can better sustain its economy.
Northampton, Duxbury latest towns to flow funds through MassDocs BOSTON, June 16, 2015 --- Northampton and Duxbury are the latest communities to join MassDocs, the state's online loan closing document system.
You can vote now for 3 Mass. finalists in HUD competition
Local initiatives among 26 selected out of 280 sumbissions; voting ends Feb. 10
BOSTON, Jan. 30, 2015--- Three innovations from Massachusetts - including two from MHP - are among 26 finalists in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Innovation of the Day initiative.
Report suggests 8 policies to spur housing, economic growth BOSTON, Dec. 20, 2014 --- The Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) has released a report that urges the state legislature to consider eight recommendations that would help the Commonwealth build the housing it needs to realize its full economic potential.
Energy symposium for affordable housing
Register now to hear about latest innovations, ways to hold down costs, be more efficient
BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2014 --- A symposium on the latest efforts to make affordable housing developments more energy efficient will be held on Monday, Nov. 3 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at District Hall, the new public meeting space at 75 Northern Ave. in South Boston's Innovation District.
Job opportunities at MHP BOSTON, Oct. 8, 2014 --- If you're interested in the mission of providing more affordable housing, MHP may be the place for you as it currently has two open positions.
Foreclosure Monitor: 5 years later, lessons learned BOSTON, Sept. 3, 2014 --- Five years, 25 editions of the Foreclosure Monitor, and a recovering housing market are milestones that provide an excellent opportunity to review what has happened, what we've learned and what areas and trends still need the attention of policy makers.
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.
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