Tag: massachusetts

A Blueprint for Responsible Homeownership

A Massachusetts loan program gives lenders skin in the game while providing tools for responsible homeownership for lower-income borrowers.

Could 2012 Be the Best Year for Massachusetts CDCs in Decades?

Starting in the mid 1970s, Mel King and other visionary leaders of the community development movement worked systematically to build a support infrastructure for...

Smart at the Roots

Smart growth principles can’t be imposed from the outside.

How Do You Choose?

How do community developers whose goals include neighborhood revitalization identify which businesses or other non-residential tenants (library, healthcare center) are likely to create the most positive momentum in a given area? It’s certainly more art than science. We asked a few long-time community developers for their thoughts.

Affordable Housing Has Mass. Appeal

While many people had their eyes on the Congressional midterm and gubernatorial elections last Election Day, we were looking at the big win in...

Getting from Here to There

Transit advocates and CDCs in two parts of the greater Boston region are building cross-movement coalitions that are making equitable transit-oriented development a part of the fight for better transit access.

Homeownership Done Right

While the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance is helping people buy homes, their aim is to build an army of trained homeowners to engage their own neighbors in organizing and advocacy.

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