• 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


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.

If you would like to get involved in COHIF, please contact us at: info@cohif.org.

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Saving Four Corners, one foreclosed property at a time

(Boston Globe - September 18, 2015)  This week, the state awarded COHIF a $1 million grant to renovate a group of properties it has purchased out of foreclosure.   READ MORE »

Governor Baker Announces Affordable Housing Development Awards

(Boston - September 15, 2015)  Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay announced awards for the 2015 competition to fund affordable rental housing development, renovation, and preservation in the Commonwealth. The funding advances the Baker-Polito Administration’s commitment to ensuring access to quality, affordable housing.   READ MORE »

Lender turns back on tenants

(The Boston Globe - August 9, 2015)  Marion Donohue doesn’t know what she’s going to do if the federal government succeeds in kicking her out of her Dorchester home.  Donohue has been a tenant in the two-family for nearly 18 years. Three years ago, right around the time she was diagnosed with cancer, her landlord lost the two-family house in foreclosure.   READ MORE »

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.