Notes from 9/11 Mortgage Lending Committee

October 22, 2018

In case you missed the September 11th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting, some materials from the meeting are included here. 1) CityLab contributor and data visualization journalist, David Montgomery, joined us.  His analysis, which used data from the IPUMS-USA database at the University of Minnesota, illustrates how the racial gap in homeownership rates has persisted over […]

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MCBC welcomes new Executive Director

July 26, 2018

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) is pleased to announce Regan St. Pierre has joined the organization as Executive Director. Over the last few months, MCBC conducted a comprehensive executive search and received applications from many talented candidates. MCBC is pleased to have found a director with a depth and breadth of experience, including […]

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MCBC Welcomes Richard Rothstein, Author of the Color of Law

March 27, 2018

MCBC was pleased to host Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. In The Color of Law, Rothstein argues with exacting precision and fascinating insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much recent […]

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Notes from 3/6/18 Mortgage Lending Committee meeting

March 06, 2018

The March 6th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation on the SUN (Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods) Program from BCC, 2) Presentation on Participant Generated Ideas from the Changing Patterns XXIV Forum, and 3) Information on the Richard Rothstein event on March 27th. Our next Mortgage Lending Committee meeting will be on April 24th at MHP.

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MCBC Seeks New Executive Director

March 01, 2018

The Massachusetts Community and Banking Council is currently recruiting a new Executive Director who will charged with leading this growing nonprofit organization. This dynamic leader will lead efforts and collaborate with an engaged Board of Directors to carry out the MCBC mission of promoting community investment in underserved areas throughout the Commonwealth. While the organization is currently predominantly focused in greater Boston, there is an active growth plan in place to expand presence and impact. The Executive Director is expected to lead these efforts and drive the growth and visibility of the organization.

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MCBC and Mel King Institute Host Implicit Bias Training

February 08, 2018

On Feburary 7th, MCBC and the Mel King Institute hosted a training on Implicit Bias for Homeownership Professionals at MAHA. Trainer Susan Naimark introduced participants to the concept of implicit bias: what it is, how it develops, and its impacts on individuals and organizations. Participants left with a better understanding of their own unconscious biases, and some practical, research based strategies to reduce them.

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MCBC Releases Changing Patterns XXIV

January 17, 2018

MCBC announces the release of Changing Patterns XXIV: Mortgage Lending to Traditionally Underserved Borrowers & Neighborhoods in Boston, Greater Boston and Massachusetts, 2016. This is the twenty-fourth in the annual series of Changing Patterns reports prepared for the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC). The report presents information on home-purchase mortgage lending in the city of Boston, in Greater Boston, in Massachusetts, in Boston neighborhoods, and in thirty-six large cities. The report was prepared for MCBC by Jim Campen, professor emeritus of economics at UMass Boston.

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Changing Patterns XXIV Forum on January 23rd at MassHousing

January 09, 2018

In our twenty-fourth annual report on mortgage lending patterns, Changing Patterns XXIV, the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) offers information on patterns of mortgage lending in the City of Boston, in Greater Boston, in Massachusetts. Join us at MassHousing on January 23rd as Jim Campen, the report’s author, presents the data from Changing Patterns XXIV, then explore the data with an expert panel.

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Notes from 12/12/17 Mortgage Lending Committee meeting

December 12, 2017

The December 12th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation on the Framework Online Counseling Product, 2) Updates on Changing Patterns XXIV and ONE mortgage data, and 3) Information on Changing Patterns Forum on January 23rd, Implicit Bias Training on February 7th and Richard Rothstein event on March 27th. Our next Mortgage Lending Committee event will be held at the Changing Patterns Forum on January 23rd.

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Notes from 12/7/17 Economic Development Committee Meeting

December 07, 2017

The December 7th Economic Development Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation by Mark Sullivan of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment spoke to the group about available STEP grants, 2) info on how to nominate a small biz for the SBA Awards, 3) Preliminary data from the 2016 Small Business Lending Report, and 4) Info on the January 11th Chicago United Case Study Event. Our next Economic Development Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, January 25th at 9:30 AM at Interise, 197 Portland Street, Boston.

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