Governor Baker Announces Five Year $1.1 Billion Investment in Housing Production and Preservation for...
Governor Charlie Baker announced today that the Baker-Polito Administration’s upcoming five-year capital budget will devote $1.1 billion to affordable and workforce housing development and preservation. The funding will maintain support for existing programs for high-needs populations, increase support for local public housing communities and finance new initiatives to preserve at-risk affordable housing and boost mixed-income housing production across Massachusetts.
Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Linn Torto as the Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness (ICHH), spearheading the administration’s efforts to end homelessness through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) and respective agencies. A veteran of state government, Torto brings extensive public and private sector experience in housing and policy development.
Governor Charlie Baker and Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay announced awards for the 2015 competition to fund affordable rental housing development, renovation, and preservation in the Commonwealth. The funding advances the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to ensuring access to quality, affordable housing.
The Baker-Polito Administration awarded 33 Community Development Block Grants totaling $26 million to 65 communities. These funds will help municipalities across the Commonwealth provide housing, infrastructure improvements, childcare vouchers, and other services to residents
Governor Charlie Baker today announced a $1.25 million funding increase for the Shannon Grant program to support regional and multi-disciplinary approaches to combat gang and youth violence. Communities and organizations from Pittsfield to Boston will see a funding boost to combat youth violence this summer
Governor Charlie Baker announced today a $5 million investment in the Regional School Transportation Reimbursement Fund (RTR Fund) that supports student transportation efforts of 85 regional school systems throughout the Commonwealth. The Baker-Polito administration made the appropriation through a supplemental allotment to the RTR Fund for Fiscal Year 2015.
Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced today the opening of the fifth annual round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program. The competitive grant program invests in local infrastructure projects that leverage housing production and job creation across the Commonwealth
Governor Charlie Baker has signed House Bill 3187 authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities, bringing the total funding available this construction season to $300 million, with an additional $30 million allocated through the same Chapter 90 formula for winter pothole repair and paving projects.
BOSTON, MA - February 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's ongoing commitment to build strong communities by increasing affordable housing options, creating jobs and expanding economic opportunity, Governor Deval Patrick today pledged $71.37 million in resources from various affordable housing programs to support the construction of 31 rental developments in 21 communities across the Commonwealth. These funds will create an estimated 2,000 construction jobs."By investing this targeted blend of funds to spur housing development, we are actively strengthening our communities across Massachusetts," said Governor Patrick. "Creating affordable housing helps to generate jobs, grow local businesses, and build a better, stronger Commonwealth."
GOVERNOR PATRICK TARGETS $2,513,973 IN RECOVERY FUNDS TO SUPPORT PUBLIC HOUSING HEATING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT...
BOSTON, MA - October 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the state will target $2,513,973 in federal weatherization recovery funds to replace old, inefficient heating systems with new state-of-the-art units for public housing authorities in Chicopee, Hopkinton, Leominster, Lunenburg, Mansfield, Middleboro, Provincetown, Randolph, Reading, Spencer, Wakefield, Whitman, Winchendon, Winchester and Woburn
GOVERNOR PATRICK JOINS CONGRESSMAN OLVER, HUD SECRETARY DONOVAN TO CELEBRATE KICK-OFF OF ASSISTED-LIVING HOUSING...
August 31, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman John Olver, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and other officials to celebrate the start of construction on the long-vacant Heywood Wakefield furniture manufacturing mill.(Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)
BOSTON, MA - July 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Deval Patrick today announced that MassHousing had its single greatest lending year in the agency's 44-year history by providing more than $838 million for affordable housing in fiscal year 2010.This landmark year shattered MassHousing's previous record of $753 million in overall lending set just last year. MassHousing has posted four consecutive record years for home mortgage lending and more than doubled its lending in fiscal 2010 for affordable rental housing.
Governor Patrick Announces Free Homebuyer Fairs and Open Houses to Promote Affordable Homeownership Opportunities...
Latest series of "Opportunity Knocks” homebuyer fairs will be statewide on Saturday, April 10. BOSTON, MA - March 31, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Deval Patrick announced today that the latest series of free “Opportunity Knocks” regional homebuyer fairs and open houses to promote affordable homeownership opportunities in Massachusetts will be held on Saturday, April 10 across Massachusetts
Funding will provide job and housing opportunities, increase social services throughout state BOSTON, MA - August 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Governor Deval Patrick today announced that 75 communities will receive $40.4 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to fund infrastructure upgrade projects, boost social services and increase housing, business and economic development opportunities throughout the state.
GOVERNOR PATRICK ANNOUNCES STATE TO RECEIVE $4.5 MILLION FROM MACARTHUR FOUNDATION TO PRESERVE AFFORDABLE...
Investment expected to leverage $150 million to keep 9,000 homes affordable in Massachusetts