Black renters in Greater Boston face enormous and widespread hurdles to viewing apartments and finding brokers who will work with them, researchers from Suffolk University Law School and The Analysis Group found.
Facebook is considering its largest expansion in Massachusetts since arriving in Cambridge’s Kendall Square in 2013, as it scouts potential locations for up to 350,000 square feet of additional space.
Purchase mortgage applications declined for the second straight week after two months of growth, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest survey.
Restaurants in Massachusetts have been allowed to welcome diners back to their patios and dining rooms, but some restaurateurs still have their eye on a relief bill that’s pending before the state Senate.
Economic shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic left their mark on the Boston office market, which registered record levels of negative absorption in the second quarter.
Wakefield-based Primax, a company that designs and supports payment card programs for credit unions and community banks, has been acquired by a Florida-based credit union service organization (CUSO).
Democrats drove a temporary extension of a popular subsidy program for small businesses through the GOP-controlled Senate late Tuesday, an unexpected development that came as spikes in coronavirus cases in many states are causing renewed shutdowns of bars and other businesses.
State officials will dedicate $20 million to offer rental and mortgage help to low-income households not covered by the state’s current emergency assistance program, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday afternoon.
The United States Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a lawsuit by the American Bankers Association against the National Credit Union Administration, upholding a 2016 rule change affecting field of membership.
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by 1 basis point from 8.48 percent of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.47 percent as of June 21, 2020. According to MBA’s estimate, 4.2 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.
Public pension funds’ role in financing major developments presents an opportunity to increase minority-owned businesses’ participation in commercial real estate, a developer proposing a complex hotel and condo project in Back Bay said.
Billions of dollars offered by Congress as a lifeline to small businesses struggling to survive the pandemic are about to be left on the table when a key government program stops accepting applications for loans.
Grants of up to $100,000 to plan, develop and build out collaborative workspaces are up for grabs again under a program that has dished out $8.4 million to 136 applicants during its first four rounds of activity.
Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.6 billion resort casino in Everett, said Monday that it is placing about 3,000 of its employees on an indefinite furlough as it prepares to reopen under guidelines that limit the resort’s occupancy.
Black executives at a pair of leading Massachusetts community banks and one of its biggest contractors have joined with other corporate leaders of color in Massachusetts to launch a social justice fund to support minority communities.
Switching from fossil fuel sources to electric heating systems in commercial buildings will remain rare in Massachusetts without more financial incentives and government mandates such as building code and zoning requirements, a Boston-based business group says.
Multifamily property owners with forbearance agreements for mortgage backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mae are now eligible for an extension.
East Cambridge Savings Bank is among the first Massachusetts-based community banks to announce plans to participate in the Main Street Lending Program.
The Supreme Court is making it easier for the president to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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