Lender’s Forum on Community Land Trusts held on June 8th

June 11, 2016

On Wednesday, June 8th, MCBC was proud to co-sponsor a Lender’s Forum on Community Land Trusts. Thanks to COHIF, DSNI, Boston Private, Burlington Associates and Equity Trust Fund for speaking and sharing your insights. More details and materials can be found by clicking on this announcement.

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Notes from the 6/7 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

June 07, 2016

The June 7th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation on Loan Referral Program by Andrea Ierace of Accion and Ting Wong of Eastern Bank 2) Info on the recently released CRA for Mortgage Lenders report and 3) Info on how to register for the Lenders Forum on Community Land Trusts. Our next Mortgage Lending Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at 9:00 AM at MHP, 160 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston.

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Join MCBC for an Upcoming Meeting in June

June 02, 2016

MCBC is hosting two committee meetings for you to attend in June, Mortgage Lending on 6/7 and Economic Development on 6/9. Check out the Mortgage Lending and Economic Development pages for more info.

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MCBC Releases new report, “CRA for Mortgage Lenders, 2008-2015”

May 17, 2016

MCBC’s Mortgage Lending Committee and the MCBC Task Force on CRA for Mortgage Lenders is pleased to announce the release of MCBC’s new report, “CRA for Mortgage Lenders in Massachusetts, 2008-2015”, highlighting that community reinvestment regulation seems to have had a positive impact on the relative performance of Licensed Mortgage Lenders (LMLs) in meeting the needs of traditionally underserved borrowers and neighborhoods.

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Lenders Forum on Community Land Trusts on June 8

May 12, 2016

Save the date for a Lenders Forum on Lending & Financing of Community Land Trusts. The event will be held on June 8th, 2-4 PM, at the Kroc Community Center in Dorchester. Co-sponsors include the Greater Boston CLT Network, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance and MCBC. More details coming soon.

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Notes from the 4/21 Economic Development Committee Meeting

April 21, 2016

The April 21st Economic Development Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation on Small Business Credit Survey by Brian Clarke from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2) Presentation on City of Boston Small Business Plan by Rafael Carbonell, and 3) Information on the Anchor Institution Mapping Inquiry Project.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 9th at Interise, 197 Portland Street, Boston, MA. This will be our last meeting before we take a short break over the summer.

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Notes from the 4/19 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

April 20, 2016

The April 19th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation on Appraisals by Steve Sousa, MBREA, and Rich Goulet, MRA, 2) Delinquency and Foreclosure Reports from MHP and MassHousing for the quarter ending 12/31/15, and 3) Lots of great events and meetings coming up at our partner organizations.

Our next Mortgage Lending Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7 at 9:00 AM at MHP, 160 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston. This will be our last meeting before we take a short break over the summer.

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Join MCBC for Upcoming Committee Meetings

April 14, 2016

Join MCBC next week for a meeting of our Mortgage Lending Committee (April 19) or our Economic Development Committee (April 21). Sign up for the MCBC Bulletin Newsletter to make sure you hear about these events in the future by signing up for our newsletter and bulletins.

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Read the Spring 2016 MCBC Bulletin

April 07, 2016

It may not feel like spring outside, but spring at MCBC brings even more ways for you to stay current and get connected. The Spring 2016 MCBC Bulletin is out, including is available info on our new website, our latest Small Business Lending Report, new Directors and Officers, CRA News and more!

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Division of Banks holding Public Hearing on April 11th on 209 CMR 46.00 and 54.00

March 23, 2016

A Public Hearing will be held by the Division of Banks on Monday, April 11th at 3:00 PM at 1000 Washington Street, Hearing Room 1-E, Boston, Massachusetts on proposed amendments to 209 CMR 46.00: Community Reinvestment and 209 CMR 54.00: Mortgage Lender Community Investment.

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