Mortgage Lending Committee

Committee meetings are open meetings held throughout the year on a variety of topics related to mortgage lending trends.  At our meetings, you can network with those who share similar interests or responsibilities and discuss topics related to your industry. Each meeting is facilitated by Partnership for Financial Equity co-chairs and staff as well as attendees who volunteer to lead the discussion. These sessions are designed to encourage an informal and collegial exchange of experiences and insights. Membership in Partnership for Financial Equity is encouraged to help sustain our efforts, but is not a requirement to attend meetings.


Elliot Schmiedl, Director of Homeownership, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Michelle Meiser, VP of Community Partnerships and Development, Cambridge Trust


The Mortgage Lending Committee brings together financial institutions, housing advocates, public officials and others to work to expand home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income homebuyers and to sustain home ownership in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

The Mortgage Lending Committee hosts open meetings quarterly on a variety of topics from downpayment assistance programs to mortgage lending trends in the Commonwealth. Membership in MCBC is encouraged, but not a requirement to attend.


Our 2022 Mortgage Lending Trends Report is out! Click here:  MCBC’s 2022 Mortgage Lending Trends Report

In June 2022, MCBC released our latest Mortgage Lending Trends report in partnership with the UMass Donahue Institute. The report includes 2020 data on lending by race and income and the comparative performance of major type of lenders. In addition, the report provides lending trends across all Massachusetts cities and towns.

View all MCBC’s Mortgage Lending Publications

2023 Meeting Dates (Virtual)

  • Tuesday, January 17 from 12pm-1:15pm
  • Tuesday, April 25 from 12pm-1:15pm
  • Tuesday, July 18 from 12pm-1:15pm
  • Tuesday, October 17 from 12pm-1:15pm

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