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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Grant Will Fund Health Impact Assessment on Boston’s Living Wage Ordinance - November 7, 2014

Boston Public Health Commission aims to bring issues of health into the discussion.

BOSTON -- For years research has shown a link between low income and health problems, yet economic and labor policy decisions rarely take health considerations into account. That may soon change thanks to a new project launching in Boston.

Statement from Sheila Crowley, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition on the death of Mayor Thomas Menino - October 31, 2014

The National Low Income Housing Coalition mourns the death of our dear friend, Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston. Mayor Menino was a champion of affordable housing and an early supporter of the National Housing Trust Fund Campaign.

Click here to read the full statement.

Remembering former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino - October 30, 2014

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is saddened by the loss of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who touched the lives of thousands through his work on affordable housing and neighborhood development.

Patrick Administration Commits Funding to House Homeless Veterans - October 30, 2014

Homeless shelter to be redeveloped, adding new units for veterans

Wednesday—October 29, 2014—Today the Patrick Administration announced $6.23 million in funding to support the redevelopment of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans on Court Street in Boston. The announcement furthers the state’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness among Veterans released in March 2013.

The Boston Foundation Announces Health Starts at Home Grant Competition - October 30, 2014

The Boston Foundation (TBF) is holding a grant competition, Health Starts at Home, to bring housing and health organizations together to address the negative impact that a lack of stable, affordable housing has on children’s health outcomes.  Winners of the competition will receive nine month planning grants from TBF to formulate and hone their partnership and proposed program to address health outcomes and housing instability in children.

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014 at 3:00PM

HUD Reports Homelessness in U.S. Continues to Decline - October 30, 2014

Significant reductions noted among veterans and those living on the streets

Patrick Administration Announces More Than $10 Million to Build or Preserve Nearly 350 Units of Affordable Housing - October 23, 2014

Projects will create growth and opportunity in three communities in Massachusetts

AMHERST—Thursday, October 23, 2014—Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein today announced over $10 million in affordable housing resources and tax credits for projects in three communities across the state, building on the Patrick Administration’s commitment to improving housing infrastructure to support growth and opportunity throughout the Commonwealth.

DHCD issues Notice of Funding Availability for Supportive Housing - October 22, 2014

DHCD issued a Notice of Funding Availability on October 20, announcing a new funding round for supportive housing development.  It is making up to $6 million available.  

Applications are due by November 21.

Click here to download the NOFA.

Governor Patrick Announces 31 New Infrastructure Projects to Support Job Creation and Local Improvements - October 22, 2014

AMHERST—Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — Governor Deval Patrick today announced a new round of MassWorks Infrastructure Program grants to advance local development projects across the state. The grants total over $66 million in improvement projects that will support thousands of jobs in Massachusetts communities. Through these awards, the state will partner with cities and towns to support housing developments, infrastructure developments, road safety and revitalization projects.