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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Transformative Development Initiative Announces Calls for Districts, Fellows - September 30, 2014

As part of the Transformative Development Fund, which the Commonwealth created through the economic development legislation that Governor Patrick signed into law on August 13, MassDevelopment is soliciting nominations from Gateway City officials and their partners for districts in those cities that can catalyze sustained economic development. Through community engagement, investments, and technical assistance, the Fund will boost coordinated redevelopment in these districts, creating a critical mass of activities and encouraging private development.

HUD Publishes Proposed Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) Assessment Tool for Comment - September 26, 2014

As part of the proposed AFFH rule published by HUD last July (and not yet finalized), HUD noted that it would issue an “assessment tool” for jurisdictions to use to evaluate fair housing needs, barriers and goals.  HUD published a notice for public comment on a draft tool on September 26.  The draft is designed to be used by entitlement communities but not states, but HUD describes it as “illustrative o

Attorney General Awards CHAPA with Overseeing Grant Program to Assist Struggling Homeowners - September 24, 2014


HomeCorps-Funded Program Will Help Families and Individuals Facing Foreclosure Statewide

New Lease for Homeless Families Launches a New Website - September 19, 2014

New Lease for Homeless Families announces the launch of a new website, You'll see New Lease families' stories, news/events, the history of the program and much more.

Click here to check it out!

Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Provides New State and Local Income, Poverty, Health Insurance Statistics - September 18, 2014

Income levels and poverty rates were not statistically different for most states from 2012 to 2013, according to statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, the nation’s most comprehensive data source on American households.

DHCD Regulation Amendments - September 18, 2014

Effective September 15, 2014, DHCD promulgated emergency amendments to five regulations to comply with An Act Financing the Production and Preservation of Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents (St. 2013, c.

Housing fights not so one-sided - September 15, 2014

By Scott O'Connell, MetroWest Daily News Staff
Posted Sep. 14, 2014 @ 6:15 am

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CHAPA Housing Briefs - September 11, 2014

Click here to read CHAPA's September Housing Briefs.