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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News

In Memoriam


House Passes Bill Extending the Tax Credit Exchange Program and Funding the Housing Trust Fund - June 1, 2010

Washington, DC – On May 28th, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, legislation that would provide vital tax cuts and support for American workers while also investing in American jobs through tax relief for businesses and investments in infrastructure.Please click here to read the full press release. 

DHCD Completes 2010 Consolidated Plan - May 28, 2010

Please click here to download a copy of the plan.

Housing Briefs - May 21, 2010

State Updates

Senate Committee on Ways and Means Releases Budget; Affordable Housing a Priority

On May 19, Senate Ways and Means released its FY’11 budget proposal. The funding recommendations would provide appropriate levels of funding for several key affordable housing and homelessness prevention priorities. This includes $37.9 million for the Mass. Rental Voucher Program, $64.5 million for State Public Housing, and $1 million for RAFT.

DHCD Promulgates Regulations to Implement Affordable Housing Preservation Law, CH. 40T - May 21, 2010

Please click here to visit DHCD's website where you will find a notice on and text of the regulations.

Obama Administration Supports Additional Funding to Stabilize Neighborhoods Hard-Hit by Foreclosure - May 20, 2010

WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that the Obama Administration will work with Congress to find ways to help state and local governments more effectively combat the ongoing effects of the housing crisis and home foreclosures through additional funding for the Department’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and foreclosure prevention counseling.

HUD Unveils Transforming Rental Assistance Legislation - May 18, 2010

Please click here to read the text of the The Preservation, Enhancement, and Transformation of Rental Assistance Act of 2010 (PETRA).

A section-by-section analysis of PETRA can be found here

New York Times Editorial Supports Bill to Reinvigorate Federal Tax Credit Program - May 17, 2010

May 14, 2010 - New York Times carries an editorial explaining the importance of Senator Cantwell's and Senator Bingaman's bills to reinvigorate the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. This editorial is the result of hard work by Enterprise Community Partners to explain the importance of the A.C.T.I.O.N. (A Call To Invest In Our Neighborhoods) campaign proposals to the NY Times and other media outlets. 

Please click here to read the editorial. 

HUD Releases FY2010 Income Limits - May 17, 2010

Please click here to view the 2010 income limits from HUD. 

Massachusetts Senate Passes Foreclosure Bill - April 30, 2010

Please click here to view the text of the bill passed by the Senate on April 29, 2010.

Fact Sheet: An Act Stabilizing Neighborhoods, S. 2407