Extra Time: MA Legislature Adopts Conference Agreement to Approve Economic Development Bond Bill

In the early morning hours of January 6th, in the last sitting of the 192nd General Court – merely hours before a new legislature would be sworn in, legislators...

Pandemic Response: Supporting our small business community - A story about the power of relationships, collaboration, advocacy, and persistence

As the Commonwealth and the Country came to terms with the true impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in mid-March 2020, I closed the MACDC offices, and sent our staff home...

Community Investment Tax Credit: 2020 Program Impact Report

INTRODUCTION The Massachusetts Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) program, launched in 2014, continues to be a reliable source of funds for Community Development...

Two CDC Projects Awarded Funds in 2020 Affordable Housing Program Competition

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston awarded $7.2 Million to 5 Massachusetts affordable housing projects, through its Affordable Housing Program (AHP), part of more...

Three MACDC members receive funding from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Seventeen local organizations, including three MACDC members, were selected to receive funding for impactful initiatives from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC...

OneHolyoke CDC and MACDC Featured in Abandoned Housing Workshop

Originally scheduled as an in-person event last spring, the MHP Western MA Housing Conference emerged this fall as a series of seven virtual workshops, geared toward...

MACDC Releases New Report on Health-Related Work Among Massachusetts CDCs

Based on data collected from MACDC’s 2020 GOALs (Growing Opportunities, Assets, and Leaders) survey, MACDC published a report that details Massachusetts CDCs...

MACDC Members Stand Tall in State’s Rental Round Awards

On October 21st, Governor Baker announced the 2020 Affordable Rental Housing Awards- 28 projects in 19 communities, which will result in more than 2,400 housing units,...

Six Massachusetts CDCs funded through the Massachusetts Community Health and Healthy Aging Funds

In the context of progressive health policy, Massachusetts is an exciting place to live and work. It is well-known that in 2006, Massachusetts was the first state to...

Youth and Elders Well-Served by CDCs

In July, MACDC released the 2020 GOALs Report, to highlight the collective work that CDCs across the Commonwealth accomplished during calendar year 2019, including that...

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