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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


HUD Releases Draft Interim Regulations for Continuum of Care Program - July 25, 2012

HUD's draft interim regulations for the Continuum of Care program will take effect 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.  HUD will accept comments for 60 days after publication. 

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HUD Releases Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Notice - July 25, 2012

From HUD's website:

The final notice implementing RAD, incorporating changes made as result of public comments on the initial notice (PIH Notice 2012-18), will be released Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Upon the notice’s release, owners will have 90 days to apply to be considered for the Initial Application period. Additionally, owners of Rent Supp, RAP, and Mod Rehab properties looking to participate in RAD’s second component, which allows the conversion of assistance to the PBV program, will be able to apply immediately under revised rules.

CHAPA Announces Staff Promotion, Hiring for Program Manager - July 24, 2012

CHAPA is promoting Senior Program Manager Katy Trudeau to a new position:  Director of Special Projects.  Katy has been at CHAPA for 5 years and has done an outstanding job, readily earning this promotion.

CHAPA will be hiring a new Program Manager to manage the Massachusetts Homeownership Collaborative and HUD Housing Counseling Program.  The deadline for responses is Friday, August 10th. Please click here to view the job description.

DHCD Releases Gateway Cities Housing Planning Grant Notice of Funding Availability - July 23, 2012

Click here for the NOFA document.

Click here for additional information and documentation on DHCD's website.

MHP Releases Special Foreclosure Monitor on Investors Purchasing Distressed Properties - July 19, 2012

From MHP:

BOSTON, July 19, 2012 - As the real estate market inches toward recovery, one trend to watch is how many troubled properties are being scooped up by buyers purchasing multiple properties, thereby raising the possibility of a return to the real estate bubble days of property flipping, absentee landlords and neighborhood destabilization.

Tim Warren Presentation from July 17 CHAPA Forum on Foreclosures in Massachusetts - July 19, 2012

Please click here to download Tim Warren's presentation from CHAPA's July 17th forum on foreclosures in Massachusetts.

DHCD Publishes Summer Newsletter - July 12, 2012

Please click here to download DHCD's newsletter.