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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Housing Briefs - July 1, 2011

State Updates

State Legislature Passes FY’12 Budget

Today, the Massachusetts legislature finalized its FY’12 budget. The Conference Committee adopted level funding for every affordable housing and homelessness prevention program, with the exception of MRVP.

HUD Releases Study on Public Housing; Shows $26 Billion in Major Repairs Needed - June 24, 2011

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today released a study that finds the nation’s 1.2 million public housing units need an estimated $25.6 billion for large scale repairs.  This study updates a 1998 analysis and includes costs to address overdue repairs, accessibility improvements for disabled residents, lead abatement, and water and energy conservation that would make the homes more cost effective and energy efficient.

Housing Briefs - June 17, 2011

State Updates

HUD Announces Disaster Relief for Hampden and Worcester Counties

On June 15, President Obama declared Hampden and Worcester counties disaster areas as a result of the storms and tornadoes two weeks earlier and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that HUD will provide four types of assistance to help affected homeowners and low-income renters:

Materials from June 15, 2011 Chapter 40B Training - June 16, 2011

The Basics of the Comprehensive Permit Process (pre-conference session)

New Census Data, the Subsidized Housing Inventory, and Planned Production

Site Approval, Final Approval, and New Design Guidelines

MHP Releases June Foreclosure Monitor - June 13, 2011

Please click here to read MHP's June Foreclosure Monitor.

Enterprise National Design Initiatives Announces Affordable Hsg Design Leadership Institute & Call for Applicants - June 3, 2011

Enterprise’s National Design Initiatives has announced the second annual Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute (AHDLI). The event will be held September 21-23, 2011 at The Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Please help in identifying and encouraging leading affordable housing development organizations in your area to apply to be participants of the 2011 Institute. Please see use this announcement for distribution to developer applicants.