MassHousing Update, March 2020
To our partners, customers and stakeholders
MassHousing remains open and will continue to provide mission-critical business during this unprecedented period of time. Should you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The following resources provide additional information and guidance for housing professionals:
CommonWealth Builder will spur construction of for-sale housing, expand homeownership opportunities for people of color in Mass.
To increase the supply of new homes and condominiums that are affordable to buyers with moderate incomes, the Baker-Polito Administration made $60 million available to MassHousing, which in turn is making the funds available to developers. Read more...
Down Payment Assistance Empowers First-Time Buyers
It is a common refrain among would-be first-time buyers: If only we could get some help with a down payment. That help is available today, with one of MassHousing's two down payment assistance options. Read more...
Recent Rental Financing Transactions

Colonial Village, Weymouth: $9.95 million to Pennant Housing Group for the acquisition, renovation and preservation of the 89-unit property. Read more...
Fitchburg Green, Fitchburg : $14.4 million to help Barkan Companies preserve affordability and complete property improvements on all 159 units. Read more...
Sycamore on Main, Brockton
$4.7 million to NeighborWorks Housing Solutions to construct a new 48-unit, transit-oriented development that includes 18 workforce units. Read more...

S.C. Hamilton Apartments, Holyoke
$8.9 million to Mt. Holyoke Management will support improvements at the 127-unit community and extend affordability for 40 years. Read more...
MassHousing Awards $249,450 for Affordable Sober Housing
MassHousing has awarded a total of $249,450 in grant funding to help create or modernize 49 affordable sober housing units in Boston, Newburyport and Quincy, while also providing job training and services to homeless men and women in Boston.  Read more...
Matchmaking Means Millions for These Diverse Small Businesses
MassHousing’s efforts to connect diverse small businesses with contract opportunities at Agency-financed construction projects and multifamily developments recently expanded to include one-on-one 'matchmaking' sessions.

The new approach is paying dividends for all parties involved.  Read more...
Say goodbye to winter blues and hello to the Spring homebuying season with our homebuyer tools and resources 
April showers bring May flowers and…the Spring homebuying season.

It can feel stressful and emotional to look for and pay for a new home. That’s why we have assembled some links to helpful information that will help buyers jump start their home buying journey and empower them to make good decisions. Read more...
Video: Village at Nauset Green
Residents have started to move into the Village at Nauset Green, a 65-unit development in Eastham that received $1.5 million in MassHousing workforce housing funds. Here’s an excellent video on the project (formerly known as Campbell Purcell) from Lower Cape TV.
A New and Improved is Here!
MassHousing recently launched an updated version of the Agency’s website, The site is functional across different devices and web browsers and includes more information in Spanish and Portuguese.

The new site was reorganized to make it easier for homebuyers, renters, real estate developers and other MassHousing customers and partners to access information and work with the Agency. 

Visit the new from your computer, tablet or mobile phone!
Annual Report Tells 2019 Success Stories
MassHousing’s 2019 Annual Report tells the stories behind one of the largest lending years in the Agency’s history. Themed “Rising Up to Meet the Challenge,” the annual report shows how MassHousing programs are financing affordable housing opportunities and supportive programs for homebuyers, middle-income renters, older adults, men and women in recovery, veterans and others across Massachusetts.