MCBC’s research on mortgage and small business lending patterns provides a critical tool for both financial institutions and community organizations working on Community Reinvestment. MCBC publishes two key reports annually. Changing Patterns offers information on patterns of mortgage lending in the City of Boston, in Greater Boston, in Massachusetts, and in each of the state’s thirty-three largest cities and towns. Small Business Lending offers information on patterns of small business lending across the state with an emphasis on low-income and traditionally underserved areas. The report also reviews changes in economic conditions and other factors that effect small business lending.
MCBC also releases special reports as topics emerge and shares research by partner organizations.