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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


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.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - April 13, 2015

Click here to read CHAPA's April Housing Briefs.


New BPC Health and Housing Task Force to Address Critical Issues of Aging U.S. Population - March 31, 2015

By 2030, 73 million people will be 65 and older; 70 percent of those seniors will require long-term services and supports

Become a Roger Williams University Community Partner - March 30, 2015

Spring 2015 Call for Projects
As a nonprofit organization or community in Rhode Island and Southeastern MA, the Community Partnerships Center at Roger Williams University (CPC) invites you to become a Community Partner by submitting an application to its Spring 2015 Call for Projects.

CHAPA 2014 Annual Report - March 25, 2015

Please click HERE to view CHAPA's 2014 Annual Report.

Let's Urge Congress to Restore HOME Funding - March 25, 2015

Across New England, HOME is used to support affordable housing programs for persons experiencing homelessness, seniors, persons with disabilities and other individuals and families with low incomes. It's a uniquely flexible resource, and there is huge demand for these funds.

Since FY2010, HOME funds have been reduced by 51%, going from $1.8 billion to $900 million.

CHAPA Seeks a Neighborhood Data Analysis Intern (Summer 2015)

Job Description

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is contributing to a mixed-method study of housing and community revitalization outcomes of state investments in affordable housing production in Massachusetts over the next year. CHAPA seeks a part-time (12 hours/week) Data Analyst to support its multi-dimensional investigation of community well-being in study communities.


CHAPA Housing Briefs - March 16, 2015

Click here to read CHAPA's March Housing Briefs.