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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


CHAPA Posts Program Manager Position - March 31, 2011

Please click here to view the job description and application process.

DHCD Releases 40B Design Guidelines - March 31, 2011

Please click here to download the DHCD's 40B Design Guidebook.

Federal Agencies Release Proposed Rule on Qualified Residential Mortgages - March 30, 2011

The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday proposed a rule that would require sponsors of asset-backed securities (ABS) to retain at least 5 percent of the credit risk of the assets underlying the securities.

Presentations from March 23, 2011 CHAPA Breakfast Forum on Foreclosure - March 23, 2011

Please click here to view Timothy Warren, Jr's presentation.

Click here to view Peter Gagliardi's presentation.

HUD Choice Neighborhoods Awards Announced - March 21, 2011

HUD announced winners of Choice Neighborhoods planning grants on Friday as well as 6 finalists selected to compete for $61M in implementation grants. Please click here to read tha press release.

Housing Briefs - March 16, 2011

State Updates

House Ways and Means Budget Set for Release in Four Weeks; Advocates Continue to Make the Case for Affordable Housing Programs

Affordable housing advocates have been busy walking the halls of the State House, sponsoring lobby days, holding meetings, and making phone calls to advocate for adequate funding for the state’s affordable housing programs.

House Passes Three-Week Continuing Resolution for FY11 Budget - March 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers gave the following statement on the floor of the House today in support of a Continuing Resolution (H.J.Res. 48) that will prevent a government shut down for an additional three weeks, while cutting $6 billion in non-security discretionary spending.

Foreclosure Monitor: Distress Continues in Surburban, Rural Areas - March 2, 2011

According to MHP's Foreclosure Monitor's latest analysis of distressed property data, the gradual shift in foreclosure activity away from urban areas into rural and suburban communities is continuing. Please click here to read more.