NEW AT MHP: DataTown is here! A new site with visualized data for all 351 MA towns. LEARN MORE

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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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Fair housing & lottery training set

BOSTON --- A one-day training on fair housing marketing and lotteries will be held on Wednesday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Station Room at 100 High Street, Boston.

Newsletter: Some valuable affordable housing tools & upcoming events

The community assistance team's winter newsletter features information on upcoming events and tools like MHP's DataTown, which can help you better understand the housing picture in your community, which is the first step in building an effective housing strategy.

Mashpee's Great Cove fits needs of community

Throughout its history, MHP's community assistance and lending teams have devoted themselves to demonstrating that small-scale affordable housing development can work . The latest example is Mashpee.

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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