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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces $105 Million to Build or Preserve 2,196 Housing Units Across Massachusetts - May 9, 2012

PATRICK-MURRAY ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES $105 MILLION TO BUILD OR PRESERVE 2,196 HOUSING UNITS ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS

Projects will create an estimated 3,000 construction jobs

Housing Briefs - April 26, 2012

A Note from CHAPA’s new Executive Director, Brenda Clement

Greetings.  I want to thank you all for your warm welcome as I begin my new position at CHAPA.  I am honored that the CHAPA Board has entrusted me with this great opportunity, and I look forward to working with you all.  In the upcoming weeks, I hope to meet many of you in person at events and meetings.  Of course, please feel free to contact me directly at bclement@chapa.org or 617-742-0820.  See you soon, Brenda           

Massachusetts House Adopts Reforms to CPA to Expand Use and Funding for Preservation - April 24, 2012

By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 23, 2012…. The House on Monday night approved a significant overhaul of the state’s Community Preservation Act, voting unanimously for an amendment to the state budget that could double the funding available to cities and towns in what supporters hailed as a vote for local aid and jobs.

The vote for the amendment, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington), was unanimous, with Rep. Timothy Madden, a Nantucket Democrat, calling it the most important vote the House took all night.

AGO Announces Open Application Period for First Homecorps Grants - April 12, 2012

APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS FOR FIRST HOMECORPS GRANTS

Funding A Result Of Multi-State Settlement With Five National Banks In Connection With Illegal Foreclosures And Loan Servicing

Patrick-Murray Administration Issues Local Housing Authority Salary and Contract Report and Recommendations - March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012: BOSTON – Thursday, March 22, 2012 – Furthering the effort to increase transparency and accountability in the Commonwealth’s public housing system, the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) today announced key findings and recommendations following their review of local housing authority (LHA) contracts and salaries.

Housing Briefs - March 16, 2012

State Updates

State Legislature Passes Supportive Housing bill; Awaits Governor’s approval

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Increase in Fuel Assistance Benefit for Low-Income Residents - March 6, 2012

BOSTON – Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced an increase in fuel assistance for low-income Massachusetts residents, bringing the total Massachusetts LIHEAP allocation to $153.6 million in Fiscal Year 2012. The increase brings the maximum deliverable fuel benefit per household to $1,095, a slight increase over Fiscal Year 2011. The maximum utility benefit will increase to $635 from $525 earlier this year.

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