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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


CHAPA Seeks a Neighborhood Data Analysis Intern (Summer 2015)

Job Description

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is contributing to a mixed-method study of housing and community revitalization outcomes of state investments in affordable housing production in Massachusetts over the next year. CHAPA seeks a part-time (12 hours/week) Data Analyst to support its multi-dimensional investigation of community well-being in study communities.


CHAPA Housing Briefs - March 16, 2015

Click here to read CHAPA's March Housing Briefs.

Sign Letter to Protect and to Support Housing Funding - Deadline Extended - March 16, 2015

Help Ensure THUD Appropriations Subcommittees Have Highest Possible Funding for Housing Programs in FY16

The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations will decide soon how much funding each appropriations subcommittee will receive in FY16. This funding allocation for subcommittees, called the 302(b), will determine how much money is available for HUD programs in FY16.

Please click here ( to sign your organization on to the letter.

Sen. Edward Brooke remembered at Washington National Cathedral - March 11, 2015

| The Washington Post

Family, friends and much of Massachusetts’s political leadership gathered Tuesday to remember Edward W. Brooke as a fearless trailblazer who rose from the segregated neighborhoods of the District to set the stage for black political progress as the first African American popularly elected to the U.S. Senate.

HUD Issues 2015 Income Limits - March 10, 2015

On March 6, HUD issued its Section 8/Public Housing 2015 income limits.  The 2015 limits in Massachusetts are generally higher than in 2014 due to increases in the estimated median family income both nationally and in most of the state’s 19 FMR areas.  In Massachusetts, the increase in the 80% limit for a household of three averaged about 3% ($1,350-$1,750), rising in 17 of the 19 areas.  The 50% limit for a household of three

Affordable Housing Programs FY 2016 Budget Trend Analysis - March 6, 2015

Click here to download the FY2016 budget trend analysis for affordable housing programs.

HUD Awards $150 Million to Provide Permanent Homes and Services to Extremely Low-Income Persons with Disabilities - March 5, 2015

On March 2nd, HUD announced that it is awarding $150 million in rental assistance to 25 State Housing Agencies to help prevent individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or falling into homelessness.

Massachusetts was awarded 100 Section 811 vouchers.

Click here to read the press release.

Building Blocks Coalition FY2016 Budget Priorities for Housing - February 26, 2015

Click here for The Building Blocks Coalition's FY2016 state budget priorities for affordable housing and homelessness prevention.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - February 5, 2015

Click here to read CHAPA's February Housing Briefs.