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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Legislature Expected to Double Funding for State Housing Tax Credit Program in Supplemental Budget - October 5, 2011

Statement of Aaron Gornstein, Executive Director, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) on the Massachusetts Legislature’s Expected Action to Increase Tax Credit Investment for Affordable Housing

October 5, 2011

Affordable housing investment in Allston clicks for Google (Boston Globe) - September 29, 2011

Click here to read the Boston Globe's story about Google investing $28 million in the Charlesview residences in Allston through the purchase of low income housing tax credits.

Section 8 Voucher Utilization Data by State (CBPP) - September 27, 2011

Please click here to view the data on the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities website.

Summary of FY12 Budget of Senate Appropriations T-HUD Subcommittee (pre mark-up) - September 20, 2011

Please click here to read the bill.

Click here to read CHAPA's side-by-side summary of both House and Senate bills.

DHCD Allocates $2 Million from Housing Trust Fund to Bring Vacant Public Housing Units Back Online - September 16, 2011

DHCD will be dedicating $2 million from the Affordable Housing Trust (AHT) to assist in re-occupying state-aided family public housing family units that have been vacant for 60 or more days and require capital repairs in excess of $2,500.

Please click here to read the press release.

Text of President Obama’s American Jobs Act - September 13, 2011

Text of President Obama's American Jobs Act can be read here.

A description of Project Rebuild, the President's $15 billion plan to rehab commercial and residential properties, starts on page 58.