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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


DHCD Lifts Freeze on Mobile MRVP Vouchers - August 16, 2011

Due to supplemental funds provided at the end of FY 2011 for the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is lifting the freeze that has restricted the re-issuance of Mobile MRVP vouchers since July of 2008. This will allow for the re-issuance of any Mobile voucher that became available on July 1, 2011 or afterward. The reissuance of Mobile vouchers can occur immediately.

HUD Re-Opens Competitive Process to Award Contract for Administration of Project-Based Section 8 in MA - August 12, 2011

On August 11th, HUD announced that it would reverse its initial decision and re-open the competitive process in every jurisdiction in which more than one organization applied to be the administrator of Section 8 Housing.  Massachusetts is among the 42 jurisdiction that fall into this category.

Please click here to read the letter from HUD making this announcement.

FHFA, Treasury, HUD Seek Input on Disposition of Real Estate Owned Properties - August 11, 2011

Washington, DC -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has announced a Request For Information (RFI), seeking input on new options for selling single-family real estate owned (REO) properties held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises), and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Pew Research Center: Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics - July 26, 2011

Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends - The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.
Please click here to read the full article.