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Massachusetts
Housing Partnership

A public nonprofit that supports & finances affordable housing

How MHP Works

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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ONE Mortgage

We partner with lenders all over Massachusetts to offer the state’s most affordable program for first-time buyers.

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Why Harborlight is a worthy housing hero

In recognition of Andrew DeFranza receiving a Community Service Award at the Dec. 4 Citizens' Housing and Planning Association's annual dinner, we are re-posting MHP's remarks to DeFranza and Harborlight Community Partners when we presented the organization with a Housing Hero Award in June, 2017.

Updated trust guidebook available online

​BOSTON --- Continuing to support communities in their efforts to use local funds for affordable housing, MHP has updated its Municipal Affordable Housing Trust Guidebook. The latest edition includes new local examples and how to use CPA funds as outlined in the 2016 amendments to the trust law.

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.

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

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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