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9th Annual Taste of Dorchester Set for April 27th

MAHA's 9th annual Taste of Dorchester was Thursday, April 27th from 6pm-8pm at the IBEW hall, 256 Freeport Street in Dorchester. It iwas a fantastic evening with 25 restaurants, live jazz, raffles and silent auction, photo booth and roving magician.
We thank our 2017 Presenting sponsors Arbella Insurance Foundation and Vargas & Vargas Insurance, all of our other sponsors, restaurants and guests for making this event possible every year. Taste or Dorchester helps MAHA raise over $100,000 to support affordable and sustainable homeownership in Dorchester and throughout Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Banks Go 0 for 20 on State CRA Exams in 2016

New MAHA Report on 2016 CRA Ratings Released; Quicken Loans Still Without A CRA Rating

January 23, 2017 - Of the 50 Community Reinvestment Act ratings awarded to Massachusetts banks during 2016, only 10% were “Outstanding", according to a report issued today by the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA). It is notable that all five of the “Outstanding” ratings were among the seven total ratings awarded by the OCC; not a single “Outstanding” rating was awarded by the FDIC, the Fed, or the state. For federal regulators, the “Outstanding” share was 16.7% (5 of 30 ratings); for the state, the “Outstanding” share was 0.0% (0 of 20).