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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Increase in Heating Assistance Benefit for Massachusetts Residents - January 6, 2012

Massachusetts receives additional $21.8 million in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds, raising the maximum benefit level

CHAPA's Executive Director, Aaron Gornstein, Named Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development - December 22, 2011

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department
Office of Housing and Economic Development

Press Release
Contact: Matt Kitsos (HED) – 617-788-3623                             



Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Releases Community Outlook Survey - December 20, 2011

Freezing salaries, sharing resources with other organizations, and working staff harder. These are some of the strategies respondents suggested New England’s service providers are using to maintain capacity to serve clients amidst strong increases in demand for services and funding cuts.

HUD Publishes New HOME Investment Partnership Program Proposed Regulations - December 16, 2011

Today, HUD published new proposed regulations under its HOME Investment Partnership Program which are intended to strengthen the program and significantly improve performance and accountability at the local level.  Specifically, HUD’s proposed rule would:   

HUD Releases FY2012 Income Limits - December 5, 2011

Please click here to see the 2012 HUD income limits effective December 1, 2011. 

Housing Briefs - November 30, 2011

State Updates

Patrick-Murray Administration Releases FY2012 Capital Plan

HUD Announces 2011 Sustainable Communities Awards - November 22, 2011

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, totaling nearly $96 million. Twenty-seven communities and organizations will receive Community Challenge grants and 29 regional areas will receive Regional Planning grants. The goal of HUD's Sustainable Communities grants is to help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation (see attached grant chart).