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



LET US HELP

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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(Tufts UEP Practical Visions - May 11, 2016) UEP Lecturer Penn Loh and UEP Field Project students have been partnering to support the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network. Loh was interviewed about community land trusts on Boston Neighborhood Network News on April 20, 2016. A report by a UEP Field Project student team was released at the Network’s launch on April 27, 2016.     READ MORE »


(HomeFunders - May 9, 2016) We are very pleased to announce the winners of the Innovation Competition! We received a total of 19 submissions from a range of housing, construction, design and advocacy individuals and organizations. The proposals were evaluated on the extent to which they presented innovative, feasible and sustainable solutions to build, preserve or create access to housing units for ELI families at scale.    READ MORE »

Land Trust Network Launches in Boston

(Next City - May 5, 2016) Excitement and optimism were palpable at the public launch April 27 of the Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network, forged over the past year by a dozen local neighborhood groups looking to build strength in numbers by joining forces. A packed community room buzzed with energy as residents and advocates chatted about various scenarios for community-controlled land use.    READ MORE »

Groups form land trust network

(Bay State Banner - April 27, 2016) A coalition of Boston community-based organizations is banding together to advocate for expanding community land trusts — communally-owned plots of land on which housing units are deeded permanently affordable.    READ MORE »

Equity Trust Fund aids visionary affordable housing program

(Equity Trust 2015 Newsletter)  An Equity Trust loan provided the key piece of leverage for a coalition of tenant, community,legal, and government agencies to launch a great experiment in foreclosure prevention in Boston   READ MORE »

Community Protests as Fannie Mae Backs Affordable Housing Sell-off in Boston

(Nonprofit Quarterly - October 22, 2015)  Despite efforts by local government to create additional affordable housing, Fannie Mae, a private corporation under federal control, is planning to sell off affordable units in Boston to the highest bidder, virtually assuring the displacement of low-income families.    READ MORE »

Hold Fannie Mae accountable for affordable housing

(Boston Globe - October 20, 2015)  NEW DEVELOPMENT is booming in Boston, but it can’t keep pace with the demand for housing, putting an especially tight squeeze on middle- and low-income residents. What’s more, an agency whose founding mission was to help avert such crises is actually contributing to it.   READ MORE »

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 »