Impact Initiatives

MassHousing joins residents, community-based organizations, property management staff and other stakeholders to develop and support programs and activities that advance equitable opportunities for residents of affordable housing communities.

Summer Youth Employment

The MassHousing Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to ensure young people living in MassHousing-financed properties and affordable housing developments in Boston and the Commonwealth's Gateway Cities have access to summer jobs and related programming. MassHousing seeks to support initiatives that provide meaningful employment, career exploration, leadership development and community engagement opportunities.

The funding cycle for this program starts in June and goes through the end of September of each year. The next Request for Proposals will be posted in the Spring of 2024.

Please check back soon for more information about the Summer Youth Employment Program, or contact Gloria Brand.

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Housing Stability Grants: Coming Soon

MassHousing's Housing Stability Department is preparing to offer funding opportunities to support its borrowers and business partners. Grants will be awarded to initiatives that promote housing stability and address social determinants of health. Areas for funding may include but are not limited to economic stability; education access and quality; health and wellness; neighborhood and environmental needs; and the building of social and community networks.

Please check back soon for more information on the launch of this new funding initiative, or contact Gloria Brand.

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Resident Engagement Programs

Engaging programs support healthy housing communities

Multifamily developments enrolled in TAP, MassHousing's Tenant Assistance Program, can access diverse programs and workshops that engage residents and site staff in creating and maintaining healthy housing communities.

Sites select and schedule programs from the categories of arts & culture, education and wellness. The number of allotted programs for TAP member sites is based on the number of apartments at the site.

For more information, contact Denise Green at 617.854.1080.

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Youth Resident Activities Program (Youth RAP)


Youth RAP was created to fill gaps in resources for young people by providing meaningful activities and programs that address some of the fundamental needs of young residents of MassHousing-financed properties. The program began in 1991 and is currently paused as we gather community input and explore needs and opportunities for moving forward.

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