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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!

 

H.R. 3700 Will Become Law - July 15, 2016

On July 15, the Senate approved by unanimous consent housing reform legislation that will deliver important benefits to low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities.  The House had passed H.R. 3700 earlier this year in an extraordinary 427-0 vote after full debate.  The President is expected to sign the bill.

National Housing Trust Fund Draft Allocation Plan for MA Posted - July 8, 2016

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development is the designated allocating agency for the new federal affordable housing program – the National Housing Trust Fund, or HTF.  At the federal level, the HTF will be administered by the U.S.

Newton Mayor Setti Warren Unveils Housing Plan for Newton - June 23, 2016

Newton Mayor Setti Warren unveiled a housing plan for Newton today that he says will not only provide diverse housing options, but will help preserve the characteristics and values Newton has embodied. Mayor Warren also serves on the United States Conference of Mayors’ advisory board, chairing the Community Development and Housing Committee.

“This is a recognition that the city is changing, and it’s an attempt to preserve what we love about Newton, while giving people of all backgrounds an opportunity to live here,” he said. “It would all be in jeopardy if we do nothing.”

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