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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Affordable housing investment in Allston clicks for Google (Boston Globe) - September 29, 2011

Click here to read the Boston Globe's story about Google investing $28 million in the Charlesview residences in Allston through the purchase of low income housing tax credits.

Section 8 Voucher Utilization Data by State (CBPP) - September 27, 2011

Please click here to view the data on the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities website.

Summary of FY12 Budget of Senate Appropriations T-HUD Subcommittee (pre mark-up) - September 20, 2011

Please click here to read the bill.

Click here to read CHAPA's side-by-side summary of both House and Senate bills.

DHCD Allocates $2 Million from Housing Trust Fund to Bring Vacant Public Housing Units Back Online - September 16, 2011

DHCD will be dedicating $2 million from the Affordable Housing Trust (AHT) to assist in re-occupying state-aided family public housing family units that have been vacant for 60 or more days and require capital repairs in excess of $2,500.

Please click here to read the press release.

Text of President Obama’s American Jobs Act - September 13, 2011

Text of President Obama's American Jobs Act can be read here.

A description of Project Rebuild, the President's $15 billion plan to rehab commercial and residential properties, starts on page 58.

Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness Releases RFI - September 13, 2011

The ICHH has posted a Request for Information on Comm-PASS in order to gather information that will inform a potential RFR later this fall. The ICHH hopes to gain feedback about ways in which they can support operations of the Regional Networks to End Homelessness as well as innovations in stabilization for recently rehoused families and individuals. The RFI will remain open through Friday, September 23, 2011.

To access the RFI document please go to:

Housing Briefs - September 9, 2011

State Updates

Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program Moving Forward