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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5 Million in Awards Through Housing Choice Initiative

The Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $5 million in awards to 31 communities throughout the Commonwealth through two new grant programs under the Housing Choice Initiative.

The Housing Choice Initiative, introduced by Governor Charlie Baker in December 2017, is a comprehensive effort to support the creation of 135,000 new housing units by 2025 to meet the housing needs of Massachusetts’s families, workforce and residents. The Housing Choice Initiative provides incentives, rewards and technical assistance reform to encourage and empower municipalities to plan and build the diverse housing stock that the Commonwealth needs to continue to thrive.   Continue reading

Age-Friendly Funding Alert: America Walks

America Walks, partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation, Lyft, WalkBoston, and other generous sponsors, are excited to announce another round of our popular Community Change Grant program.

This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play. Click here to view and complete the application. Continue reading

Updated ‘DataCommon’ Tool Offers Community-Specific Info for Age- and Dementia Friendly Efforts

Along with the Healthy Aging Data Reports and Community Profiles, communities now have another useful tool to help them conduct assessments as part of Age- and Dementia Friendly efforts.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) has re-released DataCommon, an open data resource that was first launched in 2006 and is returning after an extensive user-focused restructuring and redesign. It includes data on a variety of indicators for every city and town and, while it’s intended for planners, it can help anyone – residents, stakeholders, planners, city and town officials, educators, journalists – explore data and make informed decisions. Continue reading

HUBweek Event Features Health and Healthy Aging Tech Showcase

In three short years, HUBweek has grown into a leading ideas festival, covering the forefront of innovation and bringing together attendees from 59 countries, 46 states and 38 industries. Included in this year’s events is a “Hall of the Future,” which will showcase the Massachusetts companies and products that are changing the way we will experience healthcare in the future.

See how health technology can help honor loved one’s end-of-life wishes, monitor opioid use, and care for the aging in their own home. Continue reading