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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


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.

HUD Publishes New HOME Investment Partnership Program Proposed Regulations - December 16, 2011

Today, HUD published new proposed regulations under its HOME Investment Partnership Program which are intended to strengthen the program and significantly improve performance and accountability at the local level.  Specifically, HUD’s proposed rule would:   

HUD Releases FY2012 Income Limits - December 5, 2011

Please click here to see the 2012 HUD income limits effective December 1, 2011. 

Housing Briefs - November 30, 2011

State Updates

Patrick-Murray Administration Releases FY2012 Capital Plan

HUD Announces 2011 Sustainable Communities Awards - November 22, 2011

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, totaling nearly $96 million. Twenty-seven communities and organizations will receive Community Challenge grants and 29 regional areas will receive Regional Planning grants. The goal of HUD's Sustainable Communities grants is to help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation (see attached grant chart).

Patrick-Murray Administration Releases FY’12 Capital Budget; Housing Receives Small Bump - November 17, 2011

On November 17, 2011, the Patrick-Murray Administration released the FY’12 capital budget. The budget provides a very small increase over last year’s capital budget for housing.  Last year, the Housing Innovations Fund - a program that primarily funds housing developments that serve homeless families and individuals - was cut from $9 million to $6 million.  This year, HIF is funded at $8 million. 

Conference Committee Report on FY12 HUD Budget - November 16, 2011

Please click here for a table comparing FY2011 actual HUD budget numbers to FY2012 HUD budget number from the conference committee report.

Click here for a summary of administrative provisions in the FY12 HUD Budget Conference Report.