MAHA educates and mobilizes across Massachusetts to break down barriers to affordable and sustainable homeownership.

    4 Reasons To Vote For Boston City Council Tues Nov. 3rd Plus Information About The Candidates

    1. The City Council makes decisions that affect you.
    2. Your voting record is public information.
    3. Voting holds city councilors accountable.
    4. Voting helps your whole neighborhood.

    Who Is Running and Where Do They Stand On The Issues?
    At-Large Councilors
    There are 5 candidates running for 4 city-wide positions. You can vote for up to four of them. (The fewer you vote for, the more weight your vote has.)
    District Councilors
    You are also represented by a District Councilor.
    Who Should You Vote For?
    MAHA does not endorse candidates. We do ask where they stand on important housing issues. Right now, MAHA is working to put the Community Preservation Act on the ballot in Boston next year. 158 communities have already adopted CPA. If passed in Boston, it would be the biggest source of funding for affordable housing. Read candidates’ answers to our questions. The Voter Table also asked questions about just cause eviction, minimum wage, and youth jobs. Find your district and where you vote.

    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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