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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $17.8 Million for Elderly Public Housing Rehabilitation

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $17.8 million in grant funding to four local housing authorities, to preserve and modernize affordable public housing units for elderly and disabled residents. The funding is being awarded from the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Modernizing Public Housing and Supporting Elders (ModPHASE) Program, in collaboration with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs

Boston Bar Foundation Awards $380,000 in Grants to Eight Legal Services Organizations

Existing-home sales are forecast to muster only a small gain in 2017 because of incre the charitable affiliate of the Boston Bar Association – announced today that it will provide $380,000 in grants to eight community organizations that work to provide legal services to those in need. The funding – which was distributed to the BBF from the Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) – stems from Bank of America’s (BOA) 2014 settlement for the bank’s involvement in residential mortgage-backed securities and other unlawful conduct that contributed to the housing/financial crisis

MAR Charitable Foundation Awards Fall and Disaster Relief Grants

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® Charitable Foundation recently announced the 2016 recipients of its spring Housing and Homeless Assistance Grants.  The following four charities were nominated by local Realtor® Associations and selected to receive a share of $5,500 in grants based on their initiatives to provide affordable housing, shelter and other emergency care services within Massachusetts

McGovern Announces Nearly $1 Million in Grants for Local Parks

Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) is pleased to announce $950,000 in federal grant money from the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Grant Program to parks and recreational projects in Worcester, Northampton, Leominster, Northborough, and Sutton

AG Healey to Award $500,000 in Grants to Allow for Redevelopment of Severely Blighted...

In order to continue to reduce severe residential property blight, enhance public safety, and improve neighborhoods and communities, the Attorney General’s Office will be awarding $500,000 in grants to fund strategic demolition projects across the state, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today

Senator Markey Joins Senate Democrats in Introducing “TRUE LEADership Act” to Remove Lead from...

Through loans, grants and tax credits, legislation would inject more than $70 billion in the next 10 years into water infrastructure and lead relief programs. Markey legislation, the CLEARR Act, provides assistance for disadvantaged communities, brings public water infrastructure into 21st century

Commonwealth Awards $3 Million to Northeastern University to Drive Development of Smart Sensors and...

Research and Development Grant to Northeastern University from Massachusetts Technology Collaborative will Support Advancement of Connected Technologies with Medical, Defense, and Energy Applications

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $31,300 in Housing Grants to Beverly and Sunderland

The Baker-Polito Administration announced a total of $31,300 in Planning Assistance Toward Housing (PATH) grant awards to Beverly and Sunderland, to help these communities meet their housing needs. Beverly and Sunderland join 17 communities across the Commonwealth that have received a PATH grant award since the program’s authorization in 2014.

Thirteen Communities Awarded Grants Through the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced thirteen awards from the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative to communities across the Commonwealth. Through the MDI Technical Assistance Program, these grants support local downtown revitalization efforts by connecting municipalities with high-impact consultant services. This year’s awards, totaling $130,000, are set aside from the Community Development Block Grant program every year, and are administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Several Third District communities to receive over $5 million in federal funding

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announced today that Third District communities Fitchburg, Haverhill, Lawrence and Lowell will receive federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to support housing rehabilitation, public service projects and local infrastructure

Boston Public Health Commission Announces $100,000 in grants to Community Health Centers

The Boston Public Health Commission today announced $100,000 in grant awards to four Boston community health centers.  The funds will support health centers in implementing improvements to their systems and services that will enable them to better serve residents of Boston Housing Authority (BHA) developments

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - The Boston Public Health Commission today announced $100,000 in grant awards to four Boston community health centers. The funds will support health centers in implementing improvements to their systems and services that will enable them to better serve residents of Boston Housing Authority (BHA) developments.

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $40,000 in Housing Grants to Lynn and Rockland

Today the Baker-Polito Administration awarded a total of $40,000 in Planning Assistance Toward Housing (PATH) grants to Lynn and Rockland, to help these communities meet their housing production needs

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $55,000 in Housing Grants to Brookline, Gloucester, and Methuen

The PATH program manages $600,000 in grant funding to help communities expand housing opportunities through community-initiated activities on municipally-owned sites; through changes to land use and zoning; through planning for housing and mixed-use development in specific geographic areas; and through the implementation of strategies identified in DHCD-approved Housing Production Plans

McGovern Announces $2.7 Million for Worcester Airport

Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), announced $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Worcester Regional Airport, helping to support its continued success. The funding will support the construction of a partial parallel taxiway to Runway 11/29 in order to reduce the need to back taxi on the runway. This grant will provide funding for phase 1 of a 2 phase project. This phase includes construction of an approximately 3,500 foot haul road.

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Pending Sales Maintain Steady Year-Over-Year Increases for Almost Four Years This...

The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending sales up three percent over last year. Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months, marking almost four years of positive gains in single family homes put under agreement. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in February. This month’s “Hot Topic” question finds that the conversation of "tiny" houses has never come up between the majority of Realtors® and their clients