Search form

Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News

News

CHAPA CALL TO ACTION! CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATOR: Massachusetts Senate Begins Debate on the FY2017 Budget - May 19, 2016

Earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its state budget recommendations for fiscal year 2017 (FY2017). The budget includes strong support for many affordable housing and homelessness prevention programs. Click here for an overview of how CHAPA’s priorities were funded in the HWM budget proposal.

Jim Reed Named HUD New England Regional Administrator - May 17, 2016

Rhode Island public housing chief to manage HUD’s operations in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut & Rhode Island

BOSTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today named Jim Reed to serve as HUD’s New England Regional Administrator.  As the former Executive Director for the Housing Authority of the City of Newport, Rhode Island, Reed will manage HUD’s operations for a six-state region that includes Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Governor Baker Announces Five Year $1.1 Billion Investment in Housing Production and Preservation for Working Families - May 16, 2016

Upcoming capital budget includes 18% increase for housing opportunities for mixed incomes, homeless and middle-income families, individuals with disabilities, seniors

CHAPA Housing Briefs - May 12, 2016

Read CHAPA's May Housing Briefs for state updates, federal updates, and recent research and reports!

 

Boston's City Council Votes to Put CPA on the Ballot - May 11, 2016

Boston's City Council voted 12-1 to put the Community Preservation Act on the November ballot.

Click here for the WGBH News story.

HUD Allocates $174 Million through New Housing Trust Fund - May 4, 2016

First-ever allocations to help States produce affordable housing

CHAPA Action Alert! Contact your State Representative: MA House Begins Debate of the FY2017 Budget - April 21, 2016

Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM) released its state budget recommendations for fiscal year 2016 (FY2016). The budget includes strong support for many affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development programs. Click here for an overview of how CHAPA’s priorities were funded in the HWM budget proposal.

HUD Extends Moving to Work Agreements Until 2028 - April 15, 2016

39 public housing agencies will continue to enjoy greater program flexibility

WASHINGTON – Thirty-nine local public housing agencies across the country will continue to enjoy significantly greater flexibility to operate their federally funded housing programs following an announcement today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Existing agreements under HUD’s Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program for 39 public housing authorities (PHAs) will now continue in effect until 2028.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - April 7, 2016

Read CHAPA's April Housing Briefs for state updates, federal updates, and recent research and reports!

 

Pages