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

    2016 Taste of Dorchester Set For April 28th

    January 27, 2016 - "Each year it keeps getting bigger and better." "Did you taste the empanadas from Sea Breeze?" "Or the scallops from ester?"

    If you attended last year's Taste of Dorchester®, you may have heard some of these comments.

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 28th where we will once again have 20+ restaurants under one roof the the IBEW Local 103 Hall, 256 Freeport Street for an unforgettable evening. We thank our 2016 Top Chef sponsors Arbella Insurance Foundation and Vargas & Vargas Insurance for making this event possible.

    "Outstanding" CRA Ratings Fall To Historic Lows

    New MAHA Report on 2015 CRA Ratings Released

    January 21, 2016 - Of the 88 Community Reinvestment Act ratings awarded to Massachusetts banks during 2015, only six (6.8%) were “Outstanding." This is by far the lowest share of “Outstanding” ratings since 1991 when ratings first became publicly available, according to a report issued today by the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA). In the last two years the share of Outstanding ratings has plummeted from 24.2% in 2013 to 14% in 2014 to 6.8% in 2015.

    The report was prepared for MAHA by Jim Campen, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a long-time member of MAHA's Board of Directors.

    MAHA's twenty-fifth annual report lists the CRA ratings assessed to all Massachusetts banks, credit unions, and mortgage companies and evaluates the performance of the three federal regulators and the Massachusetts Division of Banks in reviewing bank performance in meeting community needs.


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