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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan - November 14, 2014

The Department of Housing and Community Development released the 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Click here to read the QAP.

Baker Names Transition Team Chiefs - November 14, 2014

On November 13, the State House News Service reported the names and backgrounds of Governor-elect Charlie Baker's transition team chiefs, including a former Democratic congressman, officials from former Gov. William Weld's administration and business leaders.

CHAPA Board President and President and CEO of Urban Edge, Chrystal Kornegay, who also served as a member of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's transition team, will co-chair the "community" transition committee.

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Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance Releases a Blueprint for a New Administration - November 14, 2014

Moving Massachusetts Forward
A Policy Briefing on Smart Growth and Transportation

This policy brief provides recommendations for what the next administration can do to support communities across the state that are already building and preserving great neighborhoods. The policies and proposals in this brief encourage the next Governor to set and meet ambitious goals by providing better housing, transportation, and job opportunities to residents.

2014 CHAPA Regional Meeting Presentation - November 13, 2014

This fall, we completed 13 regional meetings in communities across the Commonwealth. Thank you to all of our members, partners, and housing advocates who shared input about what our policy priorities should be for the upcoming year. In case you couldn't make it, click here to view the 2014 CHAPA Regional Meeting Presentation.

Grant Will Fund Health Impact Assessment on Boston’s Living Wage Ordinance - November 7, 2014

Boston Public Health Commission aims to bring issues of health into the discussion.

BOSTON -- For years research has shown a link between low income and health problems, yet economic and labor policy decisions rarely take health considerations into account. That may soon change thanks to a new project launching in Boston.

Statement from Sheila Crowley, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition on the death of Mayor Thomas Menino - October 31, 2014

The National Low Income Housing Coalition mourns the death of our dear friend, Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston. Mayor Menino was a champion of affordable housing and an early supporter of the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign.

Click here to read the full statement.

Remembering former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino - October 30, 2014

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is saddened by the loss of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who touched the lives of thousands through his work on affordable housing and neighborhood development.