Yearly Archives: 2015

Mayor Walsh and the Mission Hill Community Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Maria...

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, the Sánchez family, local elected officials and Mission Hill residents to celebrate the opening of the Maria Sánchez House, a $15.6 million transit-oriented affordable senior rental housing development. Named after the mother of Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, the 40-unit newly-constructed senior rental housing is located on a long-vacant site located adjacent to the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station, in the heart of the Mission Hill commercial district


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved two Conciliation Agreements with Delap Realty, LLC, of Northampton, Massachusetts, resolving allegations that the company and its agents violated the Fair Housing Act by discouraging families with children from renting over concerns the units might contain lead-based paint hazards.

Holiday Revelers Reminded that Boston’s Parking Incentive is Ongoing through January 2

The Boston Transportation Department is reminding those coming into Boston to celebrate the holidays that the City’s holiday parking incentive is ongoing through the end of the day on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Two hours of free parking at any of the City’s 8,000 metered parking spaces is available by using the new ParkBoston app. To date, hundreds of free parking sessions have been gained by ParkBoston users since the incentive went into effect in late November

Governor Baker Nominates Maria Theophilis to Massachusetts Housing Court Division in Boston

Governor Charlie Baker has nominated attorney Maria Theophilis to the Boston Division of the Massachusetts Housing Court, whose jurisdiction includes civil and criminal actions and equitable relief, involving the health, safety, or welfare of the occupants or owners of residential housing

Renovation Underway at Roxbury Housing Community and 120 Affordable Homes are Preserved with $35...

Low-income families living at the 120-unit Madison Park Village III in Roxbury will see extensive property improvements and the long-term extension of affordability as a result of $35 million in MassHousing financing.

Senior Citizens and Disabled Residents of Louis Barrett Residence in Lynn to see Property...

Affordability for senior citizens and disabled residents living at the 145-unit Louis Barrett Residence in Lynn will be extended and extensive property improvements will be made with the closing of $15.6 million in MassHousing financing

MassHousing Becomes BBA Sponsor

The Boston Bar Association (BBA) is pleased to announce that MassHousing has become a BBA sponsor, supporting the BBA's mission to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large, and promote diversity and inclusion.

Middleton Mortgage Broker Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud

A Middleton, Mass. mortgage broker was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with his role in 20 fraudulent loan transactions in the North Shore area.

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

Mayor Walsh Signs Executive Order to Create Additional Affordable Housing in Boston

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that he has signed an Executive Order prompting changes in the City of Boston's Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), leveraging the private development market to ensure the continued development of affordable housing in Boston.

Brewster’s Annie Blatz Installed as 2016 President of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®

Annie Blatz, broker-manager at Kinlin Grover Real Estate in Brewster, was installed on December 7, 2015, as president of the 21,000-plus-member Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) for 2016. The event took place at the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Blatz’s term officially begins on January 1, 2016.

Medway Broker Installed as 2016 President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS

Paul Yorkis, President of Patriot Real Estate, Inc., in Medway, was installed on December 7, 2015, as president-elect of the 21,000-member Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) for 2016. The event took place at Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club in Brewster, Mass. and included the installation of the MAR Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Yorkis’s term officially begins on January 1, 2016

Massachusetts Home Buyers Gobbled Up Homes for Sale in November

The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) reported today that home sellers were thankful for strong buyer activity in November as pending home sales were up close to 40 percent compared to the same month last year. REALTORS’® confidence in the market was high in November as the REALTOR® Market Confidence Index was up significantly from the same time last year.

Mayor Walsh Announces New Commissioner of Property and Construction Management

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that John Hanlon has been appointed Commissioner of the Property and Construction Management Department for the City of Boston. Hanlon, a Dorchester resident, brings over 13 years of nonprofit executive experience in management, budgeting, financial reporting, data analysis and professional development to his new position

Boston Housing Authority Selects Affordable Housing Pioneer IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción for...

The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) announced today that it has selected affordable housing non-profit IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción as the developer for its West Newton/Rutland Streets properties, which includes the revitalization of 146 units in the public housing site in Boston’s historic South End


AG Healey Secures $2 Million in Restitution for 20,000 Massachusetts Homeowners...

One of the nation’s largest mortgage servicers will pay $2 million in restitution to resolve allegations that it violated state law and committed unfair and deceptive practices by charging Massachusetts homeowners for unnecessary fees and overpriced force-placed insurance policies, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today