Dorchester, MA – Navigating the process of buying a home in the Boston real estate market can be daunting but the Dorchester-based Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance is offering to help. Graduates from MAHA’s first time home buying classes will be able to take advantage of a unique partnership. Starting in April, the non-profit MAHA will offer dedicated real estate services to qualified homebuyers and homeowners who graduated from their classes through a unique partnership with real estate agent and Hyde Park resident Alexander Jean-Baptiste.
Tickets are going fast. Get your early bird ticket for the 11th annual Taste of Dorchester by Wednesday, April 10th and save $10 per ticket. This year's event will take place on April 25th and, once again, feature over 20 of Dorchester's finest restaurants all to benefit MAHA's mission of breaking down barriers for first-time homebuyers and closing the racial homeownership gap. Many thanks to all of our restaurants and our presenting sponsors, Arbella Insurance Foundation and Santander.
On campuses across the nation, a combination of guidance and financial assistance has sprung up to support first-generation college students. Academic institutions - big and small as well as public and private - have recognized the importance of giving first-gen students a leg up.
VOTE! And call MAHA at 617-822-9100 for information on our "Affordable Homeownership Solutions" campaign.
Our communities are stronger when we vote. We have greater influence over elected officials when they know that if they deliver for us, we will turn out for them. They also need to know that if they ignore our needs or vote against our interests, we will remember that on Election Day.
When the room is full and everyone leaves with a pie, you know it has been a good meeting! Over 400 MAHA members and allies packed a Dorchester union hall on Tuesday night to rally for a campaign to increase resources for affordable homeownership in Boston.
"This is a fight for the heart of Boston", said MAHA member Geneva Cooper. "Will it be a place where everyone can live? MAHA launched a campaign for 1,000 more affordable homes for first-time homebuyers over the next five years and committed to finding the resources necessary to accomplish that goal.
Starting on July 10th in Mattapan, MAHA will team up with the Eta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to sponsor a class for first-time homebuyers. The class consists of four sessions starting at 6pm on the evenings of July 10, 12, 17, and 19. All sessions will be ABCD Family Service Center at 535 River Street in Mattapan.