Massachusetts’ South Coast will not see MBTA commuter rail service until the end of next year, but the train is already making waves in the region’s housing market.
The real estate appraisal industry could be in for some significant changes as the Biden administration looks to make good on a campaign pledge to root out racial discrimination in the housing industry.
Thomas Callahan, the longtime executive director of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, has been named the next executive director of the Massachusetts Community and Banking Council.
Even as many banks and housing agencies remain focused on the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, two federal bank regulators plan to move forward with changes to the Community Reinvestment Act.
The number of small business loan originations and total volume in minority areas in Massachusetts in 2016 was the highest it’s been in nearly a decade. But both of those categories still only make up less than 10 percent of all Community Reinvestment Act loans issued in the commonwealth in 2016.