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CHAPA is Hiring a Program Manager - September 21, 2016

CHAPA is hiring!

Program Manager

CHAPA Housing Briefs - September 12, 2016

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

 

DHCD Proposes Changes to State Public Housing and Affirmative Action Regulations - September 6, 2016

DHCD has scheduled public hearings on proposed changes to the regulations governing state-aided public housing (including modernization and public housing innovation), and Affirmative Action requirements.  The hearings will be held on September 20 (Boston), 

DHCD Announces Hearings on Proposed Changes in FY2017 CDBG Allocation Process - August 31, 2016

DHCD will hold hearings on September 8 (Worcester), September 9 (Boston) and September 14 (West Springfield on proposed major changes in the way it awards CDBG funds in FY2017.  Written comments will be accepted up to September 23.

HUD Issues Proposed FY2017 FMRS for Comment, 8% Increase for Boston Area, 15% Drop for Cape

In an August 26 Federal Register notice, HUD published proposed Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for FY2017 for the Housing Choice Voucher program.

New TA Project, "Mobility Works," Announced - August 23, 2016

On August 23rd, PRRAC announced the launch of a new technical assistance project, "Mobility Works," a foundation-supported consortium of housing mobility practitioners, researchers, and policy experts that will assist housing agencies and non-profits seeking to develop comprehensive regional housing mobility programs. For more information, click here.
 

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Affordable Housing Development Awards - August 15, 2016

Awards represent significant investment in affordable housing and will create or preserve 1,420 housing units across the Commonwealth

BOSTON – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced awards to fund the development, renovation and preservation of affordable rental housing across the Commonwealth. This award round builds on the Administration’s commitment to expanding affordable housing options for Massachusetts families.

LISC Boston’s Green Retrofit Initiative Announces Funding for Multifamily Affordable Housing Owners - August 4, 2016

LISC Boston’s Green Retrofit Initiative Announces Funding for Multifamily Affordable Housing Owners

With a grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, LISC Boston’s Green Retrofit Initiative will provide two statewide funding opportunities for multifamily affordable housing owners.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - August 3, 2016

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

 

CHAPA Housing Briefs - July 18, 2016

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

 

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