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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Housing Briefs - May 19, 2011

State Updates

Senate Committee on Ways and Means Releases FY’12 Budget Proposal

On Wednesday, May 18th, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its FY 2012 Budget Proposal. Like the Governor’s budget and the House budget, the Senate Ways and Means budget closes a gap of over $1.8 billion created by a revenue shortfall from the slow economy, the repeal of the sales tax on alcohol, and the loss of ARRA stimulus funds.

Summary of the Current State of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (NCRC) - September 9, 2008

On September 7, 2008, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Henry Paulson, together with the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), James Lockhart, released a statement announcing the decision of Lockhart to place the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under conservatorship.

CHAPA Testimony on the FY2010 State Budget - August 28, 2008


Testimony on DHCD’s FY 2010 Budget
Written by: Sean Caron
Director of Public Policy
Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

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DHCD Announces Rental Housing Awards - August 14, 2008

Governor Deval Patrick today pledged more than $142 million from state housing programs and equity leveraged from private sector investment in low-income housing tax credits to support projects statewide that will yield 1,218 rental apartments, 1,124 of which will be affordable for low- and moderate-income residents.

New Coalition Forms to Address Crisis in Home Heating Assistance - July 25, 2008

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Advocates Join Forces to Prevent Human Tragedy This Winter State’s “Unmet Need” for Home Heating Assistance Estimated at $250 Million A diverse group of supporters representing elders, fuel companies, poor families, health care organizations, environmental groups and religious organizations across the state have joined together to demonstrate the critical need for significant increases in home heating assistance this winter in Massachusetts.