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DHCD Announces Homeownership NOFA - January 31, 2014

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for project-based homeownership assistance.  The competition will be limited to two types of "highly ready" projects: new projects in areas of opportunity and neighborhood stabilization projects in Gateway cities or certain other weak market areas.  Local matching funds will be required.  The Department expects to award $4 million in housing bond funds through this competition.  It will hold an informat

Massachusetts Reports Strongest Multi-Family Housing Permit Activity in 7 Years - January 31, 2014

The Office of Housing and Economic Development reported on January 30 that permits were pulled for 7,601 multi-family units (units in buildings with two or more units) in 2013, reflecting the demand that led the Governor to announce a statewide housing production goal of 10,000 multi-family units per year through 2020.  As detailed in the announcement, the number of multi-family units permitted in 2013 is the highest reported since 2006.  It represents a 50% increase from 2012 (5,019 un

DHCD Issues Secure Jobs Initiative RFR - January 31, 2014

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has issued a Request for Responses (RFR) for the Secure Jobs Initiative, a program that matches homeless families with services to help them overcome barriers to work and connect them with jobs that offer career pathways.  The funding will support partnerships between homeless services, workforce development and child care agencies.  The program will serve homeless, at risk and recently rehoused families.  DHCD is making up to $

Roger Williams University Community Partnerships Center (CPC) is currently accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations, government agencies and municipalities throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Mass for projects - January 24, 2014

Does Your Organization Need Project Support? Let the RWU CPC Help!

The Roger Williams University Community Partnerships Center (CPC) is currently accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations, government agencies and municipalities throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts for projects for the fall of 2014 and the spring of 2015. The deadline for applications is March 3rd, 2014 at 5 pm

Housing Briefs - January 16, 2014

State Updates

DHCD Issues Spring 2014 Rental Housing NOFA

Metro Boston Expected to Need up to 435,000 New Housing Units by 2040 – January 16, 2014

A new report from Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) estimates that with an aging population, Metro Boston will need up to 435,000 new housing units, mostly in urban areas, by 2040 to attract and house young workers and “to keep the economy on track”.  It expects multifamily housing to make up 48% to 62% of the demand.  As detailed in the Executive Summary, absent action, if the region’s current population and housing trends continue (“status quo”), the Metro Boston population will grow by less than 7% between now and 2040, the population age 65+ will grow by 82% and th

State Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) Published - January 14, 2014

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has issued its 2013 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing, detailing the current impediments to fair housing choice faced by members of protected classes and the actions the State intends to take to address these.

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