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Housing Partnership

A public nonprofit that supports & finances affordable housing

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Community Assistance

We support communities, housing authorities and nonprofits during the early stages of affordable housing development.

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Rental Financing

We use private sources of capital to provide long-term, fixed-rate financing for multifamily housing.

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South Shore Chamber sets next phase of 2030 Housing Initiative

HANOVER --- Perhaps channeling the New England Patriots "we're still here" rallying cry, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce chose the afternoon of the Super Bowl parade to announce that Rockland Trust will contribute $35,000 toward the next phase of the South Shore 2030 Housing Initiative.

MHP provides Saugus with $15K grant

SAUGUS --- MHP has provided a $15,000 Chapter 40B technical assistance grant to the Town of Saugus so it can hire a technical consultant to assist the town with the proposed Saugus Ridge affordable rental housing development project at 170 Broadway.

Lawrence CommunityWorks lives it every day

LAWRENCE --- The story behind Lawrence Community Works' effectiveness is a core of dedicated leaders who came to the city while in college, fell in love with it and remained to work at making it a better place every day.

Homeownership: We can do more

MHP Homeownership Director Elliot Schmiedl on racial disparities in mortgage lending and why MHP's ONE Mortgage Program has decided to revise its credit score requirements to increase opportunity.

ONE Mortgage success story

BOSTON --- In recognition of Thadine Brown receiving an Emerging Leader Award at the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association annual dinner on Dec. 4, we are re-posting this essay from MHP's 2017 annual report about how buying her home with ONE Mortgage helped her build wealth for her family and start on a new career.

What's New at MHP

DataTown is here!

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BOSTON --- MHP's Center for Housing Data has launched DataTown, a new interactive web site that features visualized data for every Massachusetts community.

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So just how many homes did Waltham allow while gaining 11,000 jobs?

Permits By Structure

Recently, the Globe's Tim Logan wrote about how Waltham added 11,000 jobs but just a few hundred homes. The lack of specificity was no accident. Finding out how many units have been permitted is a challenge for reporters and policy makers. In using various data sets to figure how many new homes Waltham permitted, MHP's Tom Hopper shows that answering this basic question isn't that simple.

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