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NLIHC Issues Action Alert Urging All to Contact their US Senators on HUD Funding Bill - July 19, 2013

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) reports that the full Senate may consider the Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations bill for HUD as early as Tuesday, July 23.  Given spending cuts proposed by the House, many housing advocacy groups, including NLIHC, are urging constituents to contact their Senators to make sure a spending bill is considered and passed.


HUD Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule Issued for Comment - July 18, 2013

HUD's long-awaited proposed rule on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) was issued today and will be published in the Federal Register on July 19.  The deadline for comment is 60 days following publication in the Federal Register (approximately September 17).

DHCD Issues Proposed Amendments to Chapter 40R Regulation - July 12, 2013

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) issued proposed amendments to the Smart Growth Overlay District (Chapter 40R) regulation  (760 CMR 59.00) today.  It will hold a hearing on the proposed amendment on August 13 and will accept written comments through that date as well, as detailed in the below notice.




DHCD Announces $4 million in Funding Awards for Homelessness Programs - July 10, 2013

The Patrick Administration's Department of Housing and Community Development announced the award of almost $4 million in federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding to assist homeless and at risk individuals and families in Massachusetts.  The awards include $1.47 million for rapid rehousing to help an estimated 612 individuals move from homeless shelters to permanent housing,  $1.6 million to support 268 unfunded shelter beds for individuals, 37 unfunded beds for non-EA-eligible homeless families and 12 new units for families fleeing domestic violence, and over $850,000 for homelessnes

NLIHC Files Suit Against Federal Housing Finance Agency for Failing to Fund Affordable Housing - July 9, 2013


Washington, DC – Today, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), along with four individual plaintiffs and the Right to the City Alliance, filed a lawsuit against the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Edward DeMarco, for failing to uphold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s statutory requirement to make contributions to the National Housing Trust Fund.

Joint Committee on Housing to Hold Hearings on Public Housing Governance - July 8, 2013

The Joint Committee on Housing has scheduled three hearings on legislative proposals related to state public housing governance (7/22, 9/13 and 9/24).



FY2014 State Budget Conference Bill - July 3, 2013

FY2014 State Budget Conference Bill - July 3, 2013.   Please click here 


HUD Issues Revised Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program Notice - July 3, 2013

HUD published a revised Program Notice for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program for comment on July 2, 2013.  As detailed in the Federal Register, some of the revisions are effective immediately, but HUD will accept comments on all elements through August 1, 2013.  The revised Notice (PIH 2012-32 Rev1) includes changes in participant eligibility and selection criteria, as well as clarifications of existing instructions, for both the public housin

TD Charitable Foundation Announces 2013 Housing for Everyone grant competition - July 1, 2013

TD Bank has announced the opening of the application period for its 2013 Housing for Everyone Grant program.  Applications are due by August 30.  The program will award a total of $2.5 million this year to 25 local non-profit organizations that address affordable housing needs in communities served by TD Bank, including $500,000 for organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.  The theme of this year’s competition is Neighborhood Revitalization and Stabilization.  Applications for funding must focus on: