OUR FOCUS

  • Work Collectively to advocate for the implementation of sound public policy affecting occupied, foreclosed properties
  • Minimize impacts of foreclosures by promoting long term stability of the Greater Four Corners Neighborhood
  • Support innovative means for residents of foreclosed buildings to stay in their homes
  • Implement best practice models in code enforcement and ownership of occupied foreclosed properties
  • Identify outcomes that can be replicated in other neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosure


 "The COHIF pilot project preserves ownership of foreclosed properties within the community and it empowers our residents at the same time – we are all working together to stabilize our neighborhood."

-Mayra Duran, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition



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If you currently live in the Greater Four Corners neighborhood and you need help because the house you live in is being foreclosed or has already been foreclosed, please contact us.
 
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If you would like to get involved in COHIF, please contact us at: info@cohif.org.
 
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Mayor Walsh Releases First Housing Progress Report

(City of Boston - May 21, 2015)  Mayor Martin J. Walsh today publicly released the administration’s first progress report on achieving the housing production goals laid out in his ambitious housing plan, “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030.”   READ MORE »

Mayor Walsh Announces Nearly $39M for Affordable Housing in Boston

(City of Boston - May 18, 2015)  Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced nearly $39 million to support affordable housing developments in neighborhoods throughout Boston.   READ MORE »

Taking on foreclosure in Four Corners

(The Bay State Banner - May 14, 2015)  When Four Corners gained a stop on the Fairmount commuter rail, some wondered whether the change would bring greater transportation equity to a low-income neighborhood or unwelcomed residential displacement by attracting a wave of higher-earning transplants from outside the community.

Dorchester residents fighting Fannie's Foreclosure evictions

(The Bay State Banner - March 26, 2015)  On a street lined with triple-deckers near Dorchester’s Ronan Park, a crowd of about 40 people gathered last week outside Maria Baptista’s house as the sun set to stage a protest against the foreclosure of her home and her ongoing eviction process
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In shift, Fannie Mae agrees to sell foreclosures back to former homeowners

(The Bay State Banner - December 17, 2014)  
In a policy change that could have profound implications for struggling homeowners, the nation’s largest mortgage holders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have agreed to allow homeowners who have lost their homes to foreclosure to buy their properties back at current market value.

City Lifeline: Will Boston Lead the Country Out of Foreclosure?

(Dig Boston - June 17, 2014)  Sometimes the best way to make a point is to commit a defensible crime. And so earlier this month, more than a hundred Boston residents and allies occupied a vacant, foreclosed home on Norwell Street in Dorchester. Once there, organizers settled in a family that had previously been booted from another house, and also built a pop-up pirate radio station with a rooftop antenna to broadcast their message: The housing crisis isn’t over!   READ MORE »