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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


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.

Independent Foreclosure Review DEADLINE EXTENDED - July 5, 2012

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is encouraging borrowers who were financially harmed in the mortgage foreclosure process in 2009 and 2010 to request an independent review. If the review finds errors in how your foreclosure was handled, you may be eligible to receive compensation. You have until September 30, 2012, to submit your request. Get more information or start the process by visiting

Housing Briefs - June 28, 2012

State Updates

Massachusetts Legislature Approves FY2013 Budget, Increases Funding for Several Housing Programs

On June 28, 2012 the Massachusetts Legislature finalized its FY’13 budget.  Governor Patrick now has 10 days, excluding Sundays and holidays, to sign the budget and issue vetoes or amendments for budget items he does not approve.