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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Massachusetts First State in the Nation to Pursue 'Pay for Success' Social Innovation Contracts - January 19, 2012

Commonwealth to seek performance-based investments to spur innovative solutions to social issues, achieve better outcomes and save money

Presentations from CHAPA Breakfast Forum: The Intersection of Housing and Transportation Choices in Massachusetts - January 13, 2012

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April Anderson Lamoureux, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Jeffrey Lubell, Executive Director, Center for Housing Policy, Washington, D.C.

HUD Awards $3.6 Million in Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants; $300,000 Goes to Springfield - January 10, 2012

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that 13 communities across the U.S. will receive $3.6 million in Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants.

CHAPA Releases 2011 Annual Report - January 9, 2012

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CHAPA Accepting Applications for Executive Director Position - January 6, 2012

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is a leading non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities in Massachusetts. CHAPA’s mission is to encourage the production and preservation of housing which is affordable to low income families and individuals and to foster diverse and sustainable communities through planning and community development. 

Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Increase in Heating Assistance Benefit for Massachusetts Residents - January 6, 2012

Massachusetts receives additional $21.8 million in Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds, raising the maximum benefit level

CHAPA's Executive Director, Aaron Gornstein, Named Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development - December 22, 2011

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department
Office of Housing and Economic Development

Press Release
Contact: Matt Kitsos (HED) – 617-788-3623                             



Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Releases Community Outlook Survey - December 20, 2011

Freezing salaries, sharing resources with other organizations, and working staff harder. These are some of the strategies respondents suggested New England’s service providers are using to maintain capacity to serve clients amidst strong increases in demand for services and funding cuts.