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Safety Insurance Joins MAHA HomeSafe Education and Discount Program

October 28, 2013 –Safety Insurance will provide Massachusetts homeowners with a 5% discount for completion of the HomeSafe class offered by the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) and ten other non-profit organizations across the state, effective December 1, 2013.

HomeSafe is a non-profit homeowner resource center and includes free workshops to help make your home or condo safe from unnecessary repairs, crime, fire, landlord/tenant disputes, household hazards, and foreclosure. In addition, graduates learn about discounts, grants, low interest loans and other resources available to homeowners.

“We are very pleased to welcome Safety Insurance to the HomeSafe program,” said MAHA President LaTanya Ramsey. “Our graduates value insurance companies that reward consumers who seek out information that will help them become safe and stable homeowners over the long haul.”

Boston City Councilors Override Veto to Create Strong Responsible Banking Ordinance

MAHA-Backed Action Follows Passage of Similar Legislation in New York and Los Angeles

October 23, 2013 - Boston City Councilors this afternoon voted to override a mayoral veto of a MAHA-backed responsible banking ordinance that will require banks that want to do business with the city of Boston to detail how they are investing in Boston's neighborhoods. The vote ensures that the next administration will have an important tool to rate bank performance in city neighborhoods.

Banks receive Community Reinvestment Act grades from state or federal regulators but those grades largely reflect lending and services in areas beyond the city of Boston. With this ordinance, Boston banks will be judged solely on how well they are serving city residents and city neighborhoods. City Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo was the lead sponsor and author of the ordinance, referred to as "Invest in Boston".




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Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
1803 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
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By phone: 617-822-9100
By fax: 617-265-7503

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