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How to Drive a Closing trainings
Experts to walk audience through closing process; July 24, Boston & Sept. 10, WorcesterBOSTON, July 14, 2014 --- Getting your project through the closing process will be the focus of two special trainings on Thursday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership's Boston office and Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission's office in Worcester.
Distress way down, but concerns linger as petitions spike BOSTON, May 16, 2014 --- Overall foreclosure distress in the state declined 56.9 percent from April 2013 to April 2014, but a 133 percent jump in petitions in April compared to March is an indication that mortgage servicers have resumed working through the backlog of bad loans from the mid-2000s sub-prime crisis.
Register now for FHLB trainings; $20M in subsidy funds available BOSTON, May 15, 2014 --- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (FHLB) is encouraging potential applicants for subsidy through its Affordable Housing Program to sign up for one of three training programs designed to explain the program and application process.
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.
DHCD seeks comment on draft to fair housing impediment analysis BOSTON, Nov. 8, 2013 --- 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 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.