Financial Equity Summit Registration in now open!

August 24, 2022

Amazing speakers. Compelling topics. Thought leaders. Registration is OPEN! On October 3rd and 4th, MCBC will host our inaugural Financial Equity Summit with the Arbella Insurance Foundation as Presenting Sponsor. The summit is a two-day event with local and national speakers focusing on closing our racial wealth gap in Massachusetts and the nation and thinking […]

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MCBC’s 2022 Mortgage Lending Trends report is out

June 29, 2022

MCBC Mortgage Report 2022 The report was prepared by UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic & Public Policy Research Group.

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MCBC’s Mortgage Lending Report Inspires Policy Innovation at MassHousing

May 27, 2020

MassHousing shares with MCBC’s Board of Directors how Changing Patterns XXV, authored by Jim Campen, informed policy goals MCBC’s 2018 mortgage lending report, Changing Patterns XXV, authored by Jim Campen, drew awareness to the racial homeownership gap. The racial homeownership gap is particularly pronounced in Massachusetts. The U.S. homeownership rate is 63.9%; but only 46% of […]

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MCBC’s Small Business Lending Roundtable Roundup – Spring 2020

May 02, 2020

Leaders in Small Business Lending Discuss 2019 Accomplishments MCBC kicked off its 2020 Small Business Lending Roundtable series on January 23rd in Boston at Eastern Bank.   Leader Bank and Dorchester Bay Neighborhood Loan Fund highlighted accomplishments from 2019.   Leader Bank’s Patrick Daaboul (SBA Administrator) and Sandeep Jain (AVP- Commercial Loan Officer) discussed the institution’s role in […]

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From the Boston Fed: SBA Paycheck Protection Program Resources

April 25, 2020

The second round of funding for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) opens on Monday April 27th. The second round of funding is expected to run out quickly. Therefore, the Boston Fed created a resource page for small businesses and nonprofits to aid them in applying to this program. The resource page includes: –        An info […]

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MCBC’s comment letter responds to Community Reinvestment Act reform

April 06, 2020

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council, Inc. (MCBC) submitted a comment letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in response to the notice of proposed rule making to reform the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The proposed regulations are extensive and attempt to: clarify which […]

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April 2020: Lending Roundtables & COVID-19 Resources Roundup

April 01, 2020

As Massachusetts adjusts to the economic hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are asking: What can we do? How can we help?   MCBC suggests starting here: Lending Roundtables First, let’s navigate this difficult time and get through it together. Attend MCBC’s lending roundtables hosted via teleconference during the lunch hour. The Mass. Division of […]

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MCBC announces research partnership with University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute

March 12, 2020

For immediate release Contact:   Regan St. Pierre, Executive Director Contact information: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council, Inc. (MCBC) is pleased to announce a three-year research partnership with the Economic & Public Policy Research Group (EPPR) at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. To inform its membership and programming, MCBC will contract […]

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February 2020: Roundtables, Membership Drive, CRA Modernization & More

February 25, 2020

Last month, MCBC hosted Leader Bank, Dorchester Bay Neighborhood Loan Fund, and Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership. As a result, we learned: 32 down payment assistance (DPA) programs assist ~425 people in 67  of the Commonwealth’s 351 cities and towns annually. Some cities and town do not exhaust their funding for DPA programs Dorchester Bay has a new online lending platform and marketing […]

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January 2020- Mortgage Lending Roundtable Recap

February 24, 2020

On January 23rd MCBC hosted the first Mortgage Lending Roundtable of 2020. MCBC kicked off a four-part series on down payment assistance (DPA) programs. Roundtable attendees included representatives from Mass Bankers Association, CHAPA, National Consumer Law Center, area banks, realtors, and community organizations. Jim Wilde, Executive Director of the Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership (MVHP), shared […]

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