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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Draft 2016 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) Posted; Public Hearing to be Held December 11

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has scheduled a public hearing for December 11, 2015, at 11:00 am to solicit comments on the 2016 draft Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. The hearing will be held on the second floor at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. For security purposes, anyone interested in attending the hearing should notify Bertha Borin in advance at

CHAPA Housing Briefs - November 24, 2015

Click here to read CHAPA's November Housing Briefs.

DHCD Notice of Funding Availability for the Winter 2016 Rental Funding Competition - November 20, 2015

Click here for the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Department’s winter 2016 rental funding competition.

Five New England Governors Unite to Support HOME - November 18, 2015

November 18, 2015
Contact: Brenda Clement, 617-742-0820,

Five New England Governors Unite to Support HOME

The Baker-Polito Economic Development Plan Released - November 16, 2015

The Baker-Polito administration released a draft economic development plan, titled "Opportunities for All." This plan is an evolving document, and any resident with feedback should email by Thursday, December 3.

Click here for more information and to download the economic plan.

HPSTF Notice of Funding Availability - November 2, 2015

The Department of Housing and Community Development, in partnership with the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, is pleased to announce a funding competition for the Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund (HPSTF).  Click here for the Notice of Funding Availability for this important program.  Please refer any questions to DHCD’s Division of Housing Development or to CEDAC.

GOVERNING Story Examines Housing Affordability in Boston for Families - November 2, 2015

As Affordable Housing Shrinks, Where Can Families Live?

In many urban centers, families are finding themselves priced out of the market for housing large enough to accommodate them. Some cities are trying to fix the problem, but it’s not easy.

by Mike Maciag | GOVERNING | November 2015

Click here to read the article:

Governor Baker Announces Plans for Strategic Use of State Real Estate Assets - October 19, 2015

Outlines opportunities to leverage state land for economic development, affordable housing

On Solid Ground Advocacy Coordinator Position Announced - October 7, 2015

On Solid Ground

On Solid Ground is a coalition of cross-sector organizations committed to a research-based approach to increasing housing stability and economic mobility for families with low incomes living in Massachusetts. Through this approach, the coalition aims to prevent and reduce homelessness, thereby improving housing, education, income, and health outcomes for families living in poverty.

The Coalition’s research proves that increasing stability and reducing family homelessness requires a four-pronged approach:

Mayor Walsh Releases RFP for Tech Platform to Coordinate Housing Vacancies for the Homeless - October 7, 2015

BOSTON - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - As outlined in the City of Boston's Action Plan to End Veterans and Chronic Homelessness, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that the City of Boston is seeking a vendor to create the City's first-ever Coordinated Access system (CA) - a single platform that providers, housing owners and the City will use to match homeless individuals with available housing paired with supportive services.