Mass. launches green bank focused on affordable housing

Climate and housing are top priorities of Gov. Maura Healey.
Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey (D) (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Looking to tackle two problems with a single policy tool, Gov. Maura Healey (D) established the Massachusetts Community Climate Bank, the nation’s first green bank dedicated to addressing climate change and affordable housing.

In a statement, Healey said it “will be our financial engine for moving forward on our climate goals, relieving the pressure of high housing costs, and creating good jobs and healthier communities.”

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