The Other Barrier to Development

Some residents’ opposition to multifamily housing frequently dominates headlines, but developers say understaffed and fragmented town hall bureaucracies are just as big a problem in Boston suburbs.

Community Groups Watch for Effects of Mergers

The mergers and acquisitions transforming the Massachusetts banking industry this year will also have a significant effect on another group: the community development organizations that partner with banks on affordable housing and lending programs.

Boston Private, SVB Merger to Come with $11.2B Community Plan

As part of its acquisition of Boston Private, the parent of Silicon Valley Bank has proposed a five-year, $11.2 billion community benefits plan that was developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) and Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC).

Walsh Raised Bar on Housing Production

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s pro-housing agenda delivered benefits to the city but critics say Walsh missed opportunities to make development more equitable and address the transportation and climate change crises.