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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $42 Million to Preserve Over 550 Affordable Housing Units

The Baker-Polito Administration announced awards to preserve three affordable housing developments in Worcester and Franklin. The $42 million in tax credit equity and subsidy from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will fund the purchase and rehabilitation of the three developments and will maintain affordability of nearly all 559 housing units. These awards are part of the administration’s strategy to ensure the continuation of existing affordable housing across the Commonwealth

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $42 Million to Preserve Over 550 Affordable Housing Units

The Baker-Polito Administration announced awards to preserve three affordable housing developments in Worcester and Franklin. The $42 million in tax credit equity and subsidy from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will fund the purchase and rehabilitation of the three developments and will maintain affordability of nearly all 559 housing units. These awards are part of the administration’s strategy to ensure the continuation of existing affordable housing across the Commonwealth

Taunton Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security and Housing Assistance Fraud

A Taunton woman pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston today to concealing information and making false statements in order to receive Social Security disability benefits and Section 8 housing assistance to which she was not entitled.

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at The Heights Amesbury Housing Development

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined local officials in Amesbury to celebrate the ribbon cutting at The Heights Amesbury, a new, mixed-income 240-unit housing development. The project is supported by a 2015 MassWorks Infrastructure Program award of $1.1 million for safety improvements along Route 150. Enhancements include signal upgrades, intersection modifications and new sidewalks to improve walkability and access

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Over 400 Massachusetts Realtor® -members traveled to the State House on Wednesday to participate in the 32nd annual “Realtor® Day on Beacon Hill.” The annual lobbying day gave Realtors® the opportunity to discuss with their legislators the key issues that impact consumers, housing and the economy. The 2017 keynote address was provided byState Senator Karen Spilka (D – Ashland), Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee

AG Healey Awards Grants to Expand Opportunity for Women, Minority Workers in the Construction...

Attorney General Maura Healey today announced that her office is awarding $90,000 in grant funding to organizations across the state to promote equal opportunity for women and minority workers and small business owners in the construction industry.

Governor Baker, State Housing and Transit Officials Break Ground on Transit-Oriented “Open for Business”...

Governor Charlie Baker joined state housing and transit officials, local municipal officials and private sector development partners to break ground on 67 mixed-income, transit-oriented rental housing units adjacent to the Beverly Depot Commuter Rail station and garage

AG Healey Sues Trump Administration for Blocking Critical Energy Efficiency Standards

Attorney General Maura Healey today joined a coalition of 11 state attorneys general and the City of New York in filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for violating federal law by failing to implement critical energy efficiency standards that would save consumers and businesses an estimated $11.6 billion over a 30-year period.

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Downtown Provincetown Reconstruction

Today Secretary Jay Ash joined Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Sarah Peake and Town Manager David Panagore to celebrate the ribbon cutting at Commercial Street in in Provincetown. In 2015, Provincetown received a $1.96 million award from the MassWorks program to complete a three-phase street reconstruction and storm-water mitigation plan.

Massachusetts Clean Energy Advocates Welcome SMART Program Release

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced its Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program regulations, which will now go through a public comment period. Massachusetts boasts the second largest solar workforce in the country thanks to state initiatives like net metering and the SREC 2 program, and today’s announcement could be a first step in giving residents and businesses confidence in the Bay State’s continued commitment to progress.

Recycling Company Sued for Alleged Illegal Dumping and Destruction of Protected Wetlands at Salisbury...

A New Hampshire-based recycling and renewable energy company, its manager, and its operator have been sued for allegedly damaging protected wetland resources, illegally transporting and storing both solid and hazardous waste, and failing to report releases of hazardous material, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Baker-Polito Administration Proposes State IT Infrastructure and Security Modernization

The Baker-Polito Administration filed legislation to modernize and secure the Commonwealth’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and services, re-establishing the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology (MassIT) as the Executive Office of Technology Services & Security (EOTSS). Led by a Secretary of Technology, EOTSS will centralize IT infrastructure service across the executive department and review and update policies and procedures governing state cybersecurity, digital platforms and data management

Owner of Construction Companies Indicted for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

The owner of two Boston-based construction companies has been indicted on charges of workers’ compensation fraud in connection with failing to obtain workers’ compensation insurance, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today

Senators Markey and Warren Request Release of Low-Income Home Energy Program Funds

Massachusetts Democratic Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren today asked Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to release the remaining ten percent of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) funds, amounting to approximately $300 million, to help families in Massachusetts and across the nation who need help heating and cooling their homes. construction scheduling

City Launches Healthy Homes Program, $5 Million Housing Rehabilitation Program in Memorial Square and...

The City of Springfield is launching the Healthy Homes Program (HHP), which will make federal housing rehabilitation funds available to owners of 1-4 unit residential properties in the Memorial Square and Six Corners neighborhoods. HHP provides funds for home rehabilitation, abatement of lead, removal of asthma triggers, and improvement of energy efficiency. It is an integrated, whole-house approach that produces sustainable, green, healthy and safe homes.

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BLUMENTHAL & MURPHY INTRODUCE BILLS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO HOMEOWNERS AND...

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced two bills— the Crumbling Foundations Small Business and Homeowners Assistance Act and the Aid to Homeowners