Notes from the 4/9/19 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

May 28, 2019

Hello MCBC Mortgage Lending Committee members,

In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 4/9/19, details of the meeting are included below.

1) Meghan Venable-Thomas, Program Director, Cultural Resilience, National Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners joined us to talk about the Undesign The Redline exhibit on display at the Boston Architectural College through 4/30/19.

Enterprise, MCBC and the Mel King Institute co-sponsored a lunch + learn for members to view the exhibit and discuss the contemporary context of the issues it raises. Thank you to those who attended, including our panelists, Beyazmin Jimenez of Madison Park Development Corporation and Gonzalo Puigbo of People’s United Bank. 

Interested in accessing the HLOC redlining maps?  A newly revamped interactive site from the The Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond develops innovative digital humanities projects that contribute to research and teaching at and beyond the University of Richmond.embeds them on a single map of the USA. Selecting a city reveals the old map images; zooming in shows a color overlay over a modern map with street names and building outlines.

2) Tania Medina, Unibank, provided an overview of how financial institutions and other real estate professionals can support the Live Worcester Now! initiative. We also heard about the Health & Housing block party in Union Hill that brought together the City of Worcester, UMASS Memortial Medical Center, the Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts, the Masslandlords Association, the Worcester Public School Nurses, Neighborworks HomeOwnership Center of Central Massachusetts, MassHousing and Live Worcester Now! partners. Learn more about Live Worcester Now!  

3) MCBC is forming committee working groups. If you are interested in participating, please complete this brief (2-3 minute) survey  to indicate your interest and availability.  If you have questions about how to participate, please contact me at

4) Access a copy of MCBC’s presentation, including updates and announcements, here.

Our next  Mortgage Lending Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21st from 3-5pm at People’s United Bank, at 120 Front St., Worcester, MA. Register here.