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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's 2014 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Training Events - July 24, 2014

Are you planning to apply for Affordable Housing Program (AHP) funds in the 2014 AHP round?  If you are and have not yet attended one of the AHP Application training sessions, you should consider registering for one of the remaining training sessions. Both members and development sponsors should consider participating. Please register on our events page for one of the remaining training sessions.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Requests Nominations for 2015 Advisory Council - July 22, 2014

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is now accepting nominations to fill five vacancies on its 2015 Advisory Council. The vacant seats will be filled by individuals actively involved in providing or promoting housing and community lending in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

To access a copy of the nomination form or to learn more information about the Council, click here. Submit all nominations by email or fax to:

Governor Patrick Announces Federal Funding for Community Improvements - July 21, 2014

$27.5 Million for 54 Communities for Housing and Infrastructure Upgrades, Child Care, Public Service Programs

NLIHC Congratulates New HUD Secretary Castro, Recommends Affordable Housing Priorities - July 10, 2014

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with a 71-26 vote. The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) congratulates Secretary Castro and welcomes him to Washington.

Governor Patrick Announces New Support for Affordable Housing Units Across the Commonwealth - July 8, 2014

Over $83 Million Will Build or Preserve 1,328 Units of Housing, Create Over 2,000 Construction Jobs

SPRINGFIELD – Monday, July 7, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today announced $83.6 million in funding to create 24 affordable housing projects across the state, building on the Patrick Administration’s commitment to improving housing infrastructure to support growth and opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. In all, the projects will create 1,328 units of housing and over 2,000 jobs.

CHAPA State Policy Updates - July 2, 2014

Click on the following link to read CHAPA's State Policy Updates:

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association Named a 2014 Housing Visionary Award Honoree - June 27, 2014

At the 42nd Annual Gala on June 12, 2014, the National Housing Conference (NHC) and housing community honored Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) with the 2014 Housing Visionary Award for its work to ensure the passage of a $1.4 billion housing production and preservation bond bill.

Click here to read the full press release.

Mayor Walsh celebrates completion of 129 new apartments at Old Colony - June 26, 2014

129 new apartments completed, construction begins on 40 additional apartments as part of the phase two redevelopment effort at the Boston Housing Authority's Old Colony public housing development in South Boston

Boston- On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated the second phase of redevelopment at the Old Colony public housing community in South Boston, marking the midway point for redevelopment of the site. The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) began overhauling the site in 2009.

Roger Williams University (RWU) Community Partnerships Center (CPC) Seeking Project Applications from Area Organizations - June 17, 2014

Roger Williams University (RWU) Community Partnerships Center (CPC) Seeking Project Applications from Area Organizations 

The Roger Williams University (RWU) Community Partnerships Center (CPC) provides project-based assistance to nonprofit organizations and government agencies in communities in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Our mission is to undertake and complete projects that will benefit the local community while providing RWU students with experience in real-world projects that deepen their academic experiences.