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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News

In Memoriam


Housing Briefs - June 28, 2010

State Updates

Conference Committee Releases FY’11 Budget

HUD/DOT issue NOFA for Sustainable Communities Planning Grants - June 24, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a groundbreaking collaborative effort designed to help foster planning for more livable, sustainable communities – places where transportation, housing and commercial development investments are coordinated to better serve the people living in those communities.

HUD Releases National Strategic Plan to End Homelessness - June 24, 2010

WASHINGTON – On June 22, the lead Cabinet secretaries from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) – from the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Veterans Affairs (VA) – joined Executive Director of the USICH Barbara Poppe to unveil and submit to the President and Congress the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes accepted the plan on behalf of President Barack Obama.

DHCD Announces Rental Housing Awards - June 22, 2010

BOSTON – Monday, June 21, 2010 – As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's ongoing commitment to boost affordable housing production, create jobs and foster economic growth, Governor Deval Patrick today pledged more than $189.9 million in resources leveraged from various affordable housing programs and private investment to support the construction of 32 rental developments in 19 communities across the state which will yield an estimated 2,400 construction jobs.

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) launches “Great Neighborhoods” Initiative - June 17, 2010

The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) has launched “Great Neighborhoods,” an initiative to establish partnerships with municipalities and community-based organizations to help create communities with a high quality of life that are affordable, diverse, and walkable.

The State of the Nation's Housing 2010 Released - June 15, 2010

Please click here to view The State of the Nation's Housing 2010.