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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


CHAPA Housing Briefs - May 7, 2015

Click here to read CHAPA's May Housing Briefs.


2015 Affordable Housing Program Round Announcement - May 7, 2015

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is celebrating 25 years of the Affordable Housing Program. Working together, our partnerships have helped meet the changing housing needs in your communities. I am pleased to announce that the Bank will contribute $17.6 million to the 2015 Affordable Housing and Equity Builder Programs. Of this, approximately $15 million will be allocated to the AHP and $2.6 million to the EBP.

Preservation of Affordable Housing Names Aaron Gornstein President/CEO - March 4, 2015

Longtime housing and community development expert will continue nonprofit’s mission of expanding affordable housing

BOSTON—April 28, 2015—Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) today named Aaron Gornstein, a local and national leader in the affordable housing community for 25 years, as its new President/CEO, effective June 10.

House Releases FY2016 Budget Proposal with Significant Investments in Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Programs - April 30, 2015

On Wednesday, April 29th, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed its $38.1 billion FY2016 state budget proposal.

The House budget funds the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and other housing programs at $442.2 million. The budget includes increased investments in proven programs that help keep families in their homes and prevent homelessness, including:

NLIHC: THUD House Appropriations Bill Deeply Underfunds Housing Programs, Defunds National Housing Trust Fund - April 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The proposed FY16 appropriations bill for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies released today by the House Appropriations Committee would do serious damage to federal housing programs that aid some of the poorest and most vulnerable families in the nation and would zero out the only new funding targeted to expand rental housing that is affordable for these families.

Click here to read the press release from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

HUD Briefing on Friday, April 17 on Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Fee Study Results

On April 17, HUD will formally release the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Fee study conducted on its behalf by Abt Associates.  HUD has scheduled an online public briefing on the findings and a new fee structure recommended by the authors on Friday, April 17 from 11:00 am to 12:30pm (click here to register).

Resources from the CHAPA Breakfast Forum: Implementation of the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) - April 14, 2015

On April 14, 2015, Sheila Crowley of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and Jim Yates of the Technical Assistance Collaborative talked about the steps needed to implement the The National Housing Trust Fund in Massachusetts and how to target these resources to Extremely Low Income (ELI) households.

MassHousing, DHCD Announce $13 Million in AHTF Financing - April 13, 2015

Financing will support 670 units of affordable housing in six communities

BOSTON – MassHousing and the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced $13 million in Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) loan closings today for affordable housing in six communities.

The AHTF financing will help create or substantially rehabilitate and preserve the affordability of 670 rental apartments.