CREW Boston

CommonWealth Builder Program: A New Approach to Affordable Homeownership Development

Boston, MA

Members Only

For households in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and across the country, homeownership continues to serve as the primary vehicle for building wealth and in turn, is a fundamental part of the American Dream. As the cost of housing continues to rise and wage growth remains stagnant, first-time homebuyers face increasing hurdles to accessing homeownership. These challenges are especially acute for first-generation homebuyers, low-income households, and people of color.

In July 2019, Governor Baker announced $86 million in new funding to expand MassHousing’s Workforce Housing Initiative, including $60 million to create homeownership units for middle-income buyer, targeted to communities of color. MassHousing launched the CommonWealth Builder Program, which applies an equity lens to the development homeownership for great outcomes in the communities where these units will be built and the future homeowners. 

Join us for a conversation with MassHousing staff: Cynthia Lacasse, Director of Rental Business Development, and Monique Gibbs, Policy Innovation Associate, about the CommonWealth Builder Program and the effort to narrow the racial homeownership gap. 
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(Zoom details provided in confirmation email).

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Confirmed Attending

  • Rebecca Bachand
  • Alma Balonon-Rosen
  • Donna Brown
  • Carla Cabral
  • Ellen Caracciolo
  • jane carbone
  • Isabel Cruz
  • Darly David
  • Yanel de Angel
  • Arielle DiPlacido
  • Erin Escobedo
  • Jennifer Foley
  • Elizabeth Gruber
  • Dena Kavanagh
  • Virginia Keesler
  • Anne Lewis
  • Kimberly Martin-Epstein
  • Tabetha McCartney
  • Kathy McGilvray
  • Berley McKenna
  • Angela Meehan
  • Barbara Nazarewicz
  • Kathy Riley
  • Elliot Schmiedl
  • Lisa Sheehan
  • Vita Shklovsky
  • Kyra Spotte-Smith
  • Gail Sullivan
  • Lynne Sweet
  • Kim Vermeer
  • Alice Wong