Petitions up, still below last year; Lawrence leads gateway recovery BOSTON, Nov. 26, 2013 --- While an improving real estate market has fueled recent declines in foreclosures, the filing of foreclosure petitions has edged upwards the past few months.
DHCD seeks comment on draft to fair housing impediment analysis BOSTON --- The state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking comments on the Commonwealth's Draft 2013 Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice (AI).
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Entitled "Paths to Prosperity," the report includes essays on MHP-supported affordable housing efforts in Boston, Lowell, Natick, Pittsfield, Somerville and Sudbury.
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