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Vote for Massachusetts Housing Innovations! - January 30, 2015

Three Massachusetts housing initiatives are finalists in HUD’s Innovation of the Day (IOD) Initiative.  People can vote for up to 3 winners (until February 10).  The IOD initiative was developed to disseminate information on innovative housing, community development and urban practices and to identify emerging trends and promising solutions.  Information on all 26 finalists can be seen at http://www.huduser.org/portal/iod/searchDB.html.

National Housing Trust Fund Interim Rule Posted - January 29, 2015

HUD published an interim rule to implement the Housing Trust Fund in the Federal Register.  The rule is available on the Federal Register website: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2015-01642.pdf.

CHAPA CALL TO ACTION! - January 26, 2015

Ask Your Legislators to Co-Sponsor the Housing Production Bill
 
Please take a few minutes to reach out to your legislators by phone, email, or social media and ask them to co-sponsor HD3173, AN ACT RELATIVE TO HOUSING PRODUCTION. The bill will provide Massachusetts with the tools necessary to help all residents in the Commonwealth have a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.
 

2015 Housing Legislative Forum and Leadership Reception! - January 23, 2015

Join NLIHC and other affordable housing advocates from around the country as we engage with renowned thought and policy leaders to Educate, Advocate, Activate – NOW! The 2015 NLIHC Housing Legislative Forum will be packed with dynamic, powerhouse presenters, speakers and panelists — some of the best and brightest minds in the industry.

City of Boston Fair Housing Landlord Award 2015 - January 20, 2015

The Mayor's Office of Fair Housing and Equity is hosting its first Fair Housing Landlord Award. Mayor Walsh believes Boston will thrive when housing is affordable and accessible and neighborhoods are strong. The purpose of this award is to recognize landlords/housing providers who not only provide safe, healthy housing, but who also provide housing that is affordable and accessible to all; and who provide services that improve the ability of residents and the community at large to achieve economic, social and educational success.
 

HUD Secretary Julián Castro to Answer Housing Questions in Live Fireside Chat - January 20, 2015

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro will join Zillow’s Chief Economist Stan Humphries for a fireside chat on Wednesday, January 21st at 9:15 a.m. EST at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Secretary Castro to Deliver Remarks at the National Press Club Today - CSPAN - January 13, 2015

Secretary Julián Castro will deliver a speech, 2015: The Year for Housing Opportunity, at the National Press Club today at noon. As part of his remarks, Secretary Castro will highlight the important role housing plays in our nation’s economy.

DHCD Grant Alert - FY15 Planning Assistance Toward Housing - January 9, 2015

DHCD announces funding to municipalities to increase the supply of housing for a range of incomes by encouraging community-based planning activities that will lead directly to housing production.

Click here to read the notice of availability of funds.

Lowering FHA Premiums is Timely and Wise: Statement from NHC on President Obama’s Jan. 8 Housing Speech - January 9, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—January 8, 2015                                

Contact:
Amy Clark
202.466.2121 (ext. 226) 
aclark@nhc.org

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