Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office has awarded more than $1 million in Abandoned Housing Initiative grants to nine Massachusetts community development organizations and municipalities. Using funds from the settlement of a legal action against Fremont Investment & Loan and its parent company, Fremont General Corporation these grants will fund the rehabilitation of residential properties left abandoned due to foreclosure.

Grant recipients are community development organizations and municipal redevelopment/housing authorities who are dealing with the affects of abandoned and blight properties in some of the areas hardest hit by the fallout from the housing bubble, the financial crisis and predatory lending practices. Please see the list of grantees below to find out more specific information on what services the organization provides.

The following organizations were awarded grant funding: