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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Housing Briefs - May 19, 2011

State Updates

Senate Committee on Ways and Means Releases FY’12 Budget Proposal

On Wednesday, May 18th, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its FY 2012 Budget Proposal. Like the Governor’s budget and the House budget, the Senate Ways and Means budget closes a gap of over $1.8 billion created by a revenue shortfall from the slow economy, the repeal of the sales tax on alcohol, and the loss of ARRA stimulus funds.

HUD Response to Washington Post Article on the HOME Program - May 19, 2011

On May 15th, 2011, The Washington Post published an article outlining perceived shortcomings of HUD's HOME program.

Please click here to read HUD's response to this article.

May 17 Homeownership Conference Materials - May 16, 2011

Please click here to access materials for the May 17th Homeownership Conference at Holy Cross.

National Low Income Housing Coalition Releases Annual Out of Reach Report - May 2, 2011

Media Contact: Amy Clark, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 202-662-1530 x227,

House Completes Action on State FY2012 Budget - May 2, 2011

Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives completed debate on its version of the FY’12 budget. The House did not add any funding to affordable housing programs through the amendment process choosing to level-fund housing programs at FY’11 levels.

Federal Reserve Proposes “Ability to Repay” Rule - April 22, 2011

Please click here to read highlights of the proposed rules.

CHAPA and National HUD Housing Counseling Intermediaries Respond to FY11 Cut to HUD Housing Counseling Program - April 20, 2011

Please click here to read the national press release from the National Council of La Raza, the National Urban League, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, and the NAACP.

Housing Briefs - April 15, 2011

State Updates

House Committee on Ways and Means Releases FY 2012 State Budget Proposal