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Earned Sick Time Ballot Question Surges to Big Victory

On a night when the race for Governor swung back and forth, voters gave a resounding YES to Question 4 which will give more than one million workers access to paid sick time on the job.

MAHA endorsed Question 4, our staff and volunteers collected signatures to help get it on the ballot, and our volunteers made thousands of calls over the last few weeks to urge MAHA members and graduates to vote yes. Nearly 60% of voters statewide supported earned sick time and, in Boston, nearly 75% voted yes.

MAHA congratulates Governor-elect Charlie Baker, Attorney General-elect Maura Healey, and Treasurer-elect Deb Goldberg. We look forward to working with each of them to help more low and moderate income homebuyers access the best mortgages and to close the racial homeownership gap in Massachusetts.

Governor Patrick Launches

New website will assist potential home owners throughout all stages of home buying process

BOSTON – August, 20, 2014 – Today, Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Aaron Gornstein announced the launch of, a website developed to assist potential homebuyers purchase their first home. The website, created under the Massachusetts Homeownership Compact announced by Governor Deval Patrick, will provide information on finding affordable and reliable state sponsored mortgage products.

“This website offers a very concrete reinforcement of the Patrick Administration’s commitment to affordable homeownership,” said Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary for the Department of Housing and Community Development. “Potential first time homebuyers can find the critical information they need to make an informed decision about this hugely important investment in their futures.”

"MAHA is excited to be part of the launch of this important new website,” said Tom Callahan, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance. “ will be a valuable tool for first-time homebuyers shopping for the best mortgages from responsible lenders."


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