Braintree, MA (November 22, 2017) – Peabody Properties has been recognized by The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) for their multi-million-dollar expenditures with Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) during fiscal year 2017.

Peabody Properties, one of five property management firms from across the state to take top honors from MassHousing, ranks number one for its partnerships with M/WBEs. In fiscal 2017, Peabody Properties awarded $5.8 million to Minority-Owned Businesses and $2.6 million to Women-Owned Businesses.

The announcement was made during MassHousing’s annual awards ceremony where 51 property management companies and four general contractors were recognized for making concerted efforts to partner with M/WBEs this fiscal year, resulting in a total of $169 million in revenue to diverse suppliers.

The MassHousing Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Enterprises Vendor Program helps Minority and Women-Owned Businesses benefit from the economic opportunities created by MassHousing-financed rental housing.

“We’re proud of our long-standing commitment to the MassHousing Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises program,” said Melissa Fish-Crane, Principal and COO of Peabody Properties, Inc. “This outstanding vendor program is to be commended for providing business opportunities and for underscoring MassHousing’s mission to create housing and economic prospects for individuals and families across the state.”