MAHA educates and mobilizes across Massachusetts to break down barriers to affordable and sustainable homeownership.
MAHA is hitting the links.
For the first-time in our 27 year history (mini-golf doesn't count), MAHA will be co-hosting a benefit golf tournament together with our partners, St. Mark's Area Main Streets and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester. The tournament will take place at the beautiful and historic Franklin Park Golf Course in Dorchester on Monday, June 18.
Registration and breakfast by Au Bon Pain starts at 7:00 AM, shotgun start at 8:00 AM. The format is a Scramble – as long as one of your group can hit the ball straight, you’re in the hunt for the championship! After the round, enjoy the awards lunch with great prizes.
Price is $500 for a foursome (or $125 each for singles). You can register online (coming soon) or call the MAHA office at 617-822-9100.
Last night, the curtain closed on the Huntington Theatre Company's powerful production of "The Luck of the Irish." Set in the 1950's, the play tells the story of an African-American family trying to buy a house in an all-white suburb. They end up paying a struggling Irish family to act as their front in order to complete the purchase. The play moves back and forth from the 1950's to the present day and leaves the question of how far we have come since that time open for inspection.
Clearly, the days of restrictive covenants and real estate agents and homeowners blatantly refusing to sell homes in "white" neighborhoods to people of color are behind us. But studies show that we still have work to do.
In Changing Patterns XVIII, a report prepared for the Massachusetts Community Banking Council, total home-purchase lending to blacks and Latinos was highly concentrated in a small number of the state’s cities and towns and entirely absent in others. Changing Patterns was authored by Jim Campen, professor emeritus of economics at UMass Boston and longtime MAHA board member.
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