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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Statement from Sheila Crowley, President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition on the FY15 Funding Bill - December 10, 2014

Congressional appropriators released a proposed $1.01 trillion spending bill the evening of December 9 that will fund most of the federal government through September 2015.  The legislation provides full year funding for 11 of the 12 appropriations bills Congress is required to pass each year, including the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill. Congress is expected to approve the bill and send it to the President to sign in the coming days.

Massachusetts Launches Pay For Success Initiative to Reduce Chronic Individual Homelessness - December 8, 2014

Program will provide 500 units of stable supportive housing for up to 800 chronically homeless individuals over 6 years

Boston Housing Authority Posts Designated Housing Plan Presentations - December 8, 2014

BHA proposes increasing housing opportunities for elderly applicants

New Elder Advantage/Designated Housing Plan out for public comment

BHA Administrator Bill McGonagle is pleased to announce a new draft Designated Housing Plan for its federally funded elderly/disabled public housing developments. The Plan governs the percentage of elderly and non-elderly disabled households living in BHA’s 36 federal elderly/disabled public housing developments located throughout Boston.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - December 3, 2014

Click here to read CHAPA's December Housing Briefs.

Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan - November 14, 2014

The Department of Housing and Community Development released the 2015 Qualified Allocation Plan for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Click here to read the QAP.

Baker Names Transition Team Chiefs - November 14, 2014

On November 13, the State House News Service reported the names and backgrounds of Governor-elect Charlie Baker's transition team chiefs, including a former Democratic congressman, officials from former Gov. William Weld's administration and business leaders.

CHAPA Board President and President and CEO of Urban Edge, Chrystal Kornegay, who also served as a member of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's transition team, will co-chair the "community" transition committee.

Click here to read the article.

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance Releases a Blueprint for a New Administration - November 14, 2014

Moving Massachusetts Forward
A Policy Briefing on Smart Growth and Transportation

This policy brief provides recommendations for what the next administration can do to support communities across the state that are already building and preserving great neighborhoods. The policies and proposals in this brief encourage the next Governor to set and meet ambitious goals by providing better housing, transportation, and job opportunities to residents.

2014 CHAPA Regional Meeting Presentation - November 13, 2014

This fall, we completed 13 regional meetings in communities across the Commonwealth. Thank you to all of our members, partners, and housing advocates who shared input about what our policy priorities should be for the upcoming year. In case you couldn't make it, click here to view the 2014 CHAPA Regional Meeting Presentation.