MACDC Announces 2017 Policy Agenda
From September through October of this year, MACDC staff met with board, staff and community members of 15 CDCs from around the state to identify priority issues for our 2017-2018
We also received input from the Western Mass. and Real Estate
Development and Organizers’ peer groups, surveyed the
membership and had a number of conversations with allies at
CHAPA, LISC, Smart Growth Alliance and MAHA.
Our Policy Committee reviewed all of this input and made its
recommendation to the board, which approved the following
• Passage of Housing Bond Bill
• Extending the CITC beyond the 2019 sunset
• Restoring funding for the Small Business Technical
Assistance Program to $2 million
We will, over the course of the next legislative session, work on
other important issues as they arise.