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$1.3 Million Raised

$2M Goal

Who We Are

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership was founded in 1983 by leaders in business, government, and neighborhood-based community development.

MBHP is a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford.

We are an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field, we strive to exceed expectations. We use every dollar wisely to achieve results.

Why MBHP?

  • Comprehensive

    More than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, combining hands-on experience with in-depth research.

  • Extensive

    • Preventing evictions and homelessness.
    • Making rent more affordable.
    • Offering guidance and resources for asset and career development.
    • Coordinated through our extensive network of property owners and service providers.

  • Efficient

    Bridging the gaps between government, nonprofits, and corporations.

  • Effective

    Serving more than 25,000 households annually.

Our Leadership

Senior Staff

Board of Directors

  • Christopher T. Norris

    President/Executive Director
    Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

  • Cynthia Lacasse

    Co-Chair of the Board
    Director, Rental Business Development
    MassHousing

  • Steven Rioff

    Co-Chair of the Board

  • Elizabeth Gruber

    Vice Chair of the Board
    Senior Vice President Community Development
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Anne M. Rousseau

    Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer
    Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership

  • Terry Saunders Lane

    Clerk
    Lane Consulting Services
    Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
    University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Nader Acevedo

    Director
    Executive Vice President
    Hispanic American Institute

  • Stephen Adamo

    Director
    U.S. Head of Home Loans
    Santander

  • Kevin Boyle

    Director
    Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Division
    Citizens Bank

  • Cassandra M. Clay, M.Ed., MSW, ACSW, LICSW

    Director
    Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
    University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • Brian W. Donovan

    Director
    Managing Director
    Deloitte LLP

  • Philip Dorman

    Director
    Head of Leasing
    Boston Oxford Properties Group

  • Janet Frazier

    Director
    President/CEO
    Maloney Properties, Inc.

  • Robert Kaplan

    Director
    Executive Vice President
    State Street Global Operations

  • Jeffrey H. Packard

    Director
    Vice President
    Senior Managing Director
    Real Estate Finance Group
    John Hancock Financial Services

  • Elizabeth Gruber

    Director
    Senior Vice President, Community Development
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Esther Schlorholtz

    Director
    Senior Vice President
    Director of Community Investment
    Boston Private Bank & Trust Company

  • Robert Kaplan

    Director
    Executive Vice President
    State Street
    Global Operation

  • Langley Keyes

    Director
    Professor Emeritus
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Joseph Kriesberg

    Director
    President/CEO
    Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations

  • Mary-Anne Morrison

    Director

  • Peter Munkenbeck

    Director
    Consultant
    Munkenbeck Consulting

  • Richard C. Muraida

    Director
    First Vice President, Lending Center Manager
    Boston Commercial Lending
    Rockland Trust

  • Jeffrey H. Packard

    Director
    Vice President/Senior Managing Director
    Real Estate Finance Group
    John Hancock Financial Services

  • Esther Schlorholtz

    Director
    Senior Vice President
    Director of Community Investment
    Boston Private Community Investment

  • Darryl Settles

    Director
    Managing Partner
    Catalyst Ventures Development

  • Charles M. Smith

    Director
    Vice-President SBA Specialist
    Eastern Bank

  • Donald E. Vaughan

    Director
    Partner
    Burns & Levinson, LLP

  • Michael Widmer

    Director

Testimonials

  • “MBHP has catalyzed key innovations in affordable housing and community development since its founding over 30 years ago. Getting to play a part in MBHP’s creation way back when is a personal highlight in my career.” 

    Paul Grogan, Chief Executive Officer, The Boston Foundation

  • “I’ve never been happier in my life.”


    Cheryl, Participant in MBHP’s Home Modification Loan Program

  • “The folks at MBHP are just wonderful, as you prove again and again and again. Thank you. You are literally life-savers.”


    Amy Schectman, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly

  • “MBHP’s amazing work speaks a lot for the organization’s values. MBHP is well poised for collaborative work on critical issues of housing and economic mobility.”


    Geeta Pradhan, President, Cambridge Community Foundation

  • “I am grateful and thankful for all the energy and effort you put in to ensure things work out right for us and for being a listening ear when I need it the most.”


    MBHP Continuum of Care Participant

  • “MBHP understands that, beyond the need for housing, families also need a support system. Their programming is absolutely cutting edge, working with people in ways that go above and beyond just providing a rental voucher.”


    Janet Frazier, President/Chief Executive Officer, Maloney Properties, MBHP Board Member

  • “You have truly changed our life and lifted a huge load off my shoulders. Thank you.”


    MBHP RAFT Recipient

  • “There is no way we could have gotten to this point without the professional, pragmatic, and flexible hard work of MBHP. They have provided a great and invaluable service.”


    Patrick Dober, Executive Director, Brookline Housing Authority

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