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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News

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NLIHC Releases Poll Data Showing Majority of Americans Favor Changes to Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction to Fund Affordable Housing - March 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 21, 2013
CONTACT: Amy Clark, amy@nlihc.org, 202.662.1530 x227

 

National Poll Finds Majority of Americans Favor Changes to MID to Fund Affordable Housing, End Homelessness

National Housing Organizations Tracking Federal Budget Updates - March 21, 2013

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has been tracking updates and providing analyses on the effects of various proposals and decisions. To read the Center's analyses on "The Federal Budget Debate", please visit their website.

Governor Patrick Files Housing Bond Bill - March 19, 2013

On Friday, March 15th, Governor Patrick filed An Act Financing the Production and Preservation of Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents. The bill authorizes a $567 million four year capital plan. It also carries over $504.5 million in uncommitted funds from the 2008 bond bill for a total of $1,071,500.

HUD and Census Bureau Release New Survey on Characteristics of Nation's Multi-Family Rental Properties - March 18, 2013

HUD AND CENSUS BUREAU RELEASE NEW SURVEY

ON CHARACTERISTICS OF NATION’S MULTI-FAMILY RENTAL PROPERTIES

New data offers more complete picture of how 2.3 million properties are bought and paid for

Lieutenant Governor Murray Releases Plan to Prevent and End Veteran's Homelessness - March 12, 2013

BOSTON – Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – Lieutenant Governor Murray today announced the release of the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness’ Integrated Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans.  Joined by Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Coleman Nee, Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein, officials from the U.S.

Resources from Foreclosure Counselor Training with AG's Office - February 28, 2013

Please find below powerpoint presentations and handouts from the February 12th training in Boston and for the February 28th training in Springfield, and important links to the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation/Division of Banks website:

Housing Briefs - February 28, 2013

State Updates

Governor Patrick Releases FY2014 Budget Proposal

The Patrick-Murray Administration has released its FY2014 budget proposal. The Governor’s proposal maintains level funding for most of CHAPA’s top housing priorities. The Governor also proposes a new Housing Stabilization and Preservation Trust Fund to invest DHCD savings into effective housing and homelessness prevention programs.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Publishes Estimated Cuts in Federal Assistance Due to 2013 Sequestration - February 22, 2013

According to the CBPP:

"Automatic, across-the-board funding cuts in most federal programs (or “sequestration”) had been scheduled to begin on January 2, but the “fiscal cliff” budget deal enacted by President Obama and Congress delays these cuts until March 1, 2013. The budget deal also reduces the amount to be sequestered in fiscal year 2013 by $24 billion, to $85 billion. 

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