Massachusetts State Government and Public Real Estate News

The Boston Housing Authority hereby announces a Public Hearing regarding proposed changes to the BHA Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan on Tuesday August 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Amory Street Housing Development, 125 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Did you know that the Town of Scituate’s population increases from 18,000 to 30,000 residents during the summer months? This expansion in population translates into increased water usage and demands upon our water distribution system. The Fourth of July observance is when this typically peaks. This year, along with high temperatures and the repairs currently being made to the system, brown water is anticipated over the July 4th weekend observance and at other times during the summer.
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman William Keating today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $12.5 million in infrastructure improvement grants to municipal airports in New Bedford, Plymouth, and Hyannis, Massachusetts
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman William Keating today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $12.5 million in infrastructure improvement grants to municipal airports in New Bedford, Plymouth, and Hyannis, Massachusetts
A former executive of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) and a former public housing inspector were sentenced today for their roles in rigging the inspection process of federally funded housing units.
Six Massachusetts Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) provided over $186 million in community benefits for residents of Massachusetts in Fiscal Year 2014 according to reports published by Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it will award the City of Beverly with a $714,600 grant for critical infrastructure improvements at the Beverly Municipal Airport. Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, along with Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Beverly Mayor Michael Cahill lauded the Department for investing in the local airport.
Today the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting developers to submit revitalization proposals for the Amory Street elderly/disabled public housing development in Jamaica Plain.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced $96,000 in grants to 12 community-based organizations through the Mayor's Office of New Bostonians (MONB) Mini-Grants Program to support their immigrant integration and empowerment efforts in the City of Boston.
It will be a busy day for the volunteer leaders of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) as they will be appearing today before two separate hearings at the Massachusetts State House. The outcome of these proposed bills could both negatively impact home values in two separate ways.
MassHousing's financing includes a $3.7 million permanent loan and $1 million from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF), which MassHousing manages on behalf of the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Island Creek Village North is being developed by Beacon Communities LLC of Boston and will be built adjacent to the existing 58-unit Island Creek Village East and the 48-unit Island Creek Village West that were financed by MassHousing in 1982
Hammond agent Matt Montgomery of The Matt Montgomery Group recently represented the seller client in connection with the $2,500,000 sale of 32 Lakewood Road in Newton, Massachusetts, one of Boston’s premier suburbs
Saul Cohen, Founder and President of Hammond Residential Real Estate in Chestnut Hill, recently announced the significant $2,768,000 sale of 90 Holland Road in Brookline, a premier suburb located just four miles from the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Holly Wyner of Hammond’s Brookline/Newton office represented the seller in the transaction, and Faye Fu of Hammond’s South End office represented the buyer.
The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that single-family home sales in May were down over five percent compared to the same time last year. The median price of single family homes was also down for the first time in eight months. New listings added to the market were up almost eight percent over last year. Condominium closed sales and median prices were both up.
Lisa Kraus, the Western Massachusetts Vice President and Mortgage Sales Manager at United Bank in West Springfield has been named the 2015 Affiliate of the Year by the Realtor® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV). The announcment was made during the association’s annual awards banquet held June 11 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke
MassHousing Loan Closings of $16.6 Million Will Preserve Affordability for Senior Citizens Living at the 135-Unit Beacon House on Beacon Hill

Acquisition of the property by Rogerson Communities and covenants with the city of Boston will extend affordability in perpetuity

BOSTON – August 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Affordability for senior citizens living at the 135-unit Beacon House on Beacon Hill has been extended in perpetuity by the new ownership as a result of $16.6 million in MassHousing financing. more »

 
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