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, Vice President, Community Relationship Outreach Officer, Eastern Bank


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.


In June 2023, we released Mortgage Lending Matters and its companion Fact Book, our first report in partnership with the Woodstock Institute. The report includes 2021 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 counties, Gateway Cities and Boston neighborhoods.

View all MCBC’s Mortgage Lending Publications

2024 Meeting Dates (Virtual)

  • Tuesday, January 16 from 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, April 23 from 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, July 16 from 12-1pm
  • Tuesday, October 15 from 12-1pm

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