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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


GOVERNING Story Examines Housing Affordability in Boston for Families - November 2, 2015

As Affordable Housing Shrinks, Where Can Families Live?

In many urban centers, families are finding themselves priced out of the market for housing large enough to accommodate them. Some cities are trying to fix the problem, but it’s not easy.

by Mike Maciag | GOVERNING | November 2015

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Governor Baker Announces Plans for Strategic Use of State Real Estate Assets - October 19, 2015

Outlines opportunities to leverage state land for economic development, affordable housing

On Solid Ground Advocacy Coordinator Position Announced - October 7, 2015

On Solid Ground

On Solid Ground is a coalition of cross-sector organizations committed to a research-based approach to increasing housing stability and economic mobility for families with low incomes living in Massachusetts. Through this approach, the coalition aims to prevent and reduce homelessness, thereby improving housing, education, income, and health outcomes for families living in poverty.

The Coalition’s research proves that increasing stability and reducing family homelessness requires a four-pronged approach:

Mayor Walsh Releases RFP for Tech Platform to Coordinate Housing Vacancies for the Homeless - October 7, 2015

BOSTON - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - As outlined in the City of Boston's Action Plan to End Veterans and Chronic Homelessness, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that the City of Boston is seeking a vendor to create the City's first-ever Coordinated Access system (CA) - a single platform that providers, housing owners and the City will use to match homeless individuals with available housing paired with supportive services.

Baker-Polito Administration Opens Urban Agenda Grant Program - October 5, 2015

Grants will build leadership and help communities drive effective, local, solutions

2-part workshop series on affirmative fair housing marketing & lotteries - Oct. 21 & Nov. 5, 2015

MHP is offering a two-part, updated Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) and lottery training curriculum this fall.
The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and the second workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5. Both sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lawrence campus of the North Essex Community College, 360 Merrimack Street, Riverwalk Building, Lawrence, MA 01840.

Sheila Crowley Retiring after 17 Years as President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Board Announces Executive Search - September 23, 2015

Yesterday Sheila Crowley announced that she will retire in 2016 from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) after leading the organization as President and CEO for over 17 years. Dr. Crowley will continue with NLIHC through April 2016 to ensure a smooth and successful transition for her successor.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - September 17, 2015

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Governor Baker Announces Affordable Housing Development Awards - September 16, 2015

Yesterday, Governor Charlie Baker and Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay announced awards for the 2015 competition to fund affordable rental housing development, renovation, and preservation in the Commonwealth.