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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News

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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.

Congressional Appropriators Unveil FY2014 Appropriations Bill - January 14, 2014

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees released their omnibus FY2014 appropriations bill on January 13 (the HUD language begins on page 1481, Rural Development on page 33).  The bill now goes to the House and Senate for approval.  The National Low Income Housing Coalition has posted a chart that shows the proposed funding levels for HUD and RHS programs and how they compare with funding levels i

DHCD Announces Spring 2014 Rental Housing NOFA - January 13, 2014

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has posted its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Spring 2014 Affordable Housing Competition for Rental Projects.  The deadline for submitting an application is the close of business, Friday, March 21, 2014.  Only projects with January/February pre-approvals will be considered. 

MRC seeks qualified housing search entities for those served by the Money Follows the Person Demonstration grant, the Acquired Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Services Waivers, and MRC state-funded programs - January 7, 2014

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) seeks to create a pool of qualified housing search entities (HSEs) to perform specific housing search tasks to assist in finding community-based housing for adults with disabilities and elders served by the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration grant, the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers, and MRC state-funded programs.

Draft 2014 QAP Hearing on Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rescheduled - January 2, 2014

Due to the weather, DHCD has rescheduled the public hearing regarding the proposed 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).  The hearing will now be held at 10:30 a.m. on January 21, 2014 in second floor conference room 2D, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA  02114.  Please see the attached memo for additional information regarding this public hearing.

Public Hearing Notice: 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit - December 20, 2013

Public Hearing Notice  2014 Qualified Allocation Plan for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit 

January 3, 10:30 a.m.

100 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room B.  

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