MCBC Fall 2017 Bulletin released

November 16, 2017

Passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) celebrates its fortieth anniversary this fall. Whether you are new to CRA or a seasoned professional, MCBC has a way for you to get involved to ensure that CRA continues to have a positive impact. Join us for a CRA Basics training for community development professionals in December or our Changing Patterns XXIV Forum in January. And Save the Date for an exciting event with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law. Sign up to have your Financial Institution participate in Basic Banking for Massachusetts or join MCBC as a Financial Institution Member. Read more about how to get involved in MCBC in the full MCBC Fall 2017 Bulletin.

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Notes from 10/26/17 Economic Development Committee Meeting

October 26, 2017

The October 26th Economic Development Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation by Ingrid Gorman of Association for Enterprise Opportunity on their report The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America, 2) an Update from Interise on the C3 Anchor Institution Initiative Hackathon, and 3) an invitation to MCBC’s regional meeting in Tewksbury on November 1st. Our next Economic Development Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14th at 9:30 AM at Interise, 197 Portland Street, Boston.

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Notes from 10/24/17 Mortgage Lending Committee meeting

October 24, 2017

The October 24th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation by the City of Cambridge HomeBridge Program, 2) Information on Paired Testing in Mortgage Lending, 3) Updates on HMDA data that will become available in 2019, and 4) Save the Dates for Changing Patterns Forum on January 23rd and Richard Rothstein event on March 27th. Our next Mortgage Lending Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 12th at 9:00 AM at MHP, 160 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston.

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MCBC Launches New Regional Program in Lowell/Lawrence/North Central Massachusetts

October 23, 2017

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council is pleased to announce that we will be bringing regular programming to the Lowell/Lawrence/North Central Massachusetts region. In an effort to better reach Financial Institutions and Community Partners outside of Boston, MCBC will be holding regular meetings in this region and we want you to join us!

Join us as we kick off this effort during our MCBC Board of Directors Meeting on November 1st. You will have a chance to network with MCBC’s Board Members and Executive Director, learn more about MCBC and our work, hear about our reports and events, and discuss how MCBC can support your work to improve access to credit in traditionally underserved communities.

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Join MCBC for a Committee Meeting in October

October 18, 2017

MCBC is hosting two committee meetings for you to attend in October.
The Mortgage Lending Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 24th, 9-11 AM at MHP, 160 Federal Street in Boston. The Economic Development Committee will meet on Thursday, October 26th, 9:30-11:30 AM at Interise, 197 Portland Street in Boston. Sign up for our newsletter to get notices about all of our meetings and events.

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Notes from 9/14/17 Economic Development Committee Meeting

September 14, 2017

The September 14th Economic Development Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation by Laurence Stock from Numerated Growth Technologies, an Eastern Labs spinoff, 2) an Update from Interise on the C3 Anchor Institution Initiative Hackathon, and 3) an update on MCBC’s Small Business Lending in Minority Neighborhoods Report. Our next Economic Development Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, October 26th at 9:30 AM at Interise, 197 Portland Street, Boston.

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Notes from 9.12.17 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

September 13, 2017

The September 12th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation on the 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Report, 2) Updates on Changing Patterns XXIV and Forum date of January 23rd, and 3) MHP and MassHousing 6/30/17 Delinquency and Foreclosure Reports. Our next Mortgage Lending Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24 at 9:00 AM at MHP, 160 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston.

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Join MCBC for a meeting in September

September 06, 2017

MCBC is hosting two committee meetings for you to attend in September.

The Mortgage Lending Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 12th, 9-11 AM at MHP, 160 Federal Street in Boston. An agenda can be found here.

The Economic Development Committee will meet on Thursday, September 14th, 9:30-11:30 AM at Interise, 197 Portland Street in Boston. An agenda can be found here.

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MCBC Summer 2017 Bulletin released

August 15, 2017

When you attend an MCBC meeting or event, you never know what might spark your interest and resonate with the goals your organization or financial institution. As summer wraps up and we all prepare for the busy fall season, commit to getting the most out of MCBC by joining us for one of our events. Read more about how to get involved in MCBC in the full MCBC Summer 2017 Bulletin.

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Notes from 7.25.17 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

July 25, 2017

The July 25th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation from Rhode Island Housing on their First Down Program 2) Updates on Changing Patterns XXIV and Forum date of January 23rd. Our next Mortgage Lending Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 9:00 AM at MHP, 160 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston.

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