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MAHA Turns 30 - Annual Meeting Set for December 7th

Come help MAHA celebrate its 30th birthday at our annual meeting at 6:00pm on Monday, December 7th at 1803 Dorchester Avenue. Yes, there will be cake!

There will also be a spoken word performance by ARTiculation and a special ceremony honoring the unsung work of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership. Dinner will be provided.

MAHA Pays Tribute to Florence Hagins

October 17, 2015 – 1803 Dorchester Avenue was transformed into a performance space on Friday evening as friends and family of Florence Hagins paid tribute to the late community leader.

There were touching remembrances by Florence's daughter, Andraea Green, and Florence's sister, Gladys Mungo. Friends Michele Brooks, Ann Scales, and Lynnette Taylor told some great stories about Florence. One of the many highlights was an original spoken word performance by ARTiculation written in honor of Florence.

Florence McCarthy Hagins touched thousands of first-time homebuyers. She was a passionate voice for fair and affordable mortgage lending in the Commonwealth’s underserved neighborhoods. And she never forgot her own struggle to achieve her dream of become a homeowner – she gave back by helping thousands of others to achieve their own dreams.

A native of Roxbury, Florence was exactly the type of grassroots leader that we need in our neighborhoods. She was engaged with her local civic association in Jones Hill, chaired rallies with over 1,000 attendees including Mayors, Governors and members of Congress. And she negotiated with bankers to create lending agreements for millions of dollars in affordable mortgages. If you knew Florence, you were touched by her passion – you couldn’t avoid it.


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1803 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
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