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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News

In Memoriam


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

Mass. Single-Family Home Sales Up 28% In March; Condo Sales Soar 33% From A Year Ago (Banker & Tradesman) - April 30, 2010

Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in Massachusetts surged by double-digit percentages in March compared to a year earlier, while prices for both also continued to rise, according a new report by The Warren Group.

Mass. Foreclosure Petitions In March Jump To Highest Level Since Last July (Banker & Tradesman) - April 22, 2010

Foreclosure activity in Massachusetts increased significantly during the month of March, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. The number of foreclosures initiated by lenders jumped 22 percent from the prior month and 8 percent from a year earlier.

National Low Income Housing Coalition Releases Annual Out of Reach Study - April 22, 2010

Despite the emphasis on homeownership and the marginalization of renters, renter households still make up fully one-third of the households in the United States — almost 38 million households. Out of Reach is a side-by-side comparison of wages and rents in every county, Metropolitan Area (MSAs/HMFAs), combined nonmetropolitan area and state in the United States.

Please click here to view the study's findings. 

Housing Briefs - April 16, 2010

State Updates

House Ways and Means Committee Releases FY’11 State Budget Proposal

House Ways and Means Level-Funds Most Housing Programs - April 15, 2010

Please click here for CHAPA's FY 2011 Budget Analysis.

Click here for The Building Blocks Coalition's FY 2011 Budget Priorities.

New CBPP Report: President's Budget Would Strengthen Voucher Program - April 8, 2010

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has issued a new analysis of the Obama Administration’s 2011 budget request for the Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher program. The President’s budget requests $17.1 billion to renew vouchers in 2011, an increase of $875 million above the 2010 funding level. This amount is likely to be just enough to renew all vouchers in use this year, according to the Center’s preliminary estimates. In contrast, freezing voucher renewal funding at its 2010 level would cause approximately 100,000 low-income families to lose housing assistance.

HUD Issues Notices on NSP Program - April 5, 2010

Please click here for the NSP Notice on Abandoned and Foreclosed Properties.

Please click here for the NSP2 Notice on Abandoned and Foreclosed Properties.