Member Benefits Highlight: Technical Assistance from Knowledgeable MACDC Staff

MACDC staff provides technical assistance on a range of topics to our members. As an MADC member, you are welcome to reach out to staff whenever you would like a...

A Busy Year Ahead for MACDC

As the MACDC staff and board gear up for our 40th Anniversary Year, I took a few moments over the holidays to review our five-year Strategic Plan to make sure we were...

Ten (OK – 11) Questions to be Asking about Affordable Housing in Massachusetts in 2022

As we begin our third year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we continue to confront a housing crisis that existed long before we started wearing masks. At the same time,...

MA Division of Banks Issues Ch. 206 RFP, Broadens Eligibility to Include All Certified CDCs

The MA Division of Banks (DOB) has posted the RFP for grant funding in support of first-time homeownership counseling programs and for regional foreclosure education...

MACDC’s Participation in a Conversation on Eliminating Lead Poisoning

On December 9th, I participated in a half-day “Public Conversation on Eliminating Lead Poisoning in 2022.” Rick Reibstein, a lecturer in BU’s Earth...

Meet Tiana Lawrence, MKI’s New Program Associate ~ Year-End Reflections

While working with the Mel King Institute's Public Housing Training Program, I have witnessed and taken part in its expansion into the Resident Leadership Academy....

Workshop Focuses on Addressing Distressed Properties in Holyoke

On October 28th, MACDC joined our partners at the Neighborhood Hub and in Holyoke to present a workshop at MHP’s Housing Institute for Gateway Cities. The workshop...

House Adopts $3.8 billion spending bill, Combines Federal ARPA dollars with State Surplus - Many, but not all, MACDC Priorities are Included

On Friday, October 29, the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved $3.8 billion in new spending using a combination of Federal funds from the American Rescue...

CITC: Program Impact 2020

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

Reflections on Organizing and Community Engagement

The best moments in my working life have come from working with people to discover their shared power and instilling a sense of agency in them, both as individuals and...
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