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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


The Boston Foundation Releases Tenth Annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card - November 14, 2012

Report finds changing demand for housing in Greater Boston, calls for emphasis on transit-oriented, higher density development

Advocates Urge Mortgage Interest Deduction Reform and Reinvestment in Affordable Housing - November 8, 2012

The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently came out in favor of a cap to the Mortgage Interest Rate tax deduction. The specifics of their proposal can be read here.

While the Center on Budget Policy Priorities has recently proposed a renter's tax credit to promote equity and advance a more balanced national housing policy.

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston seeks Civil Rights Volunteers - October 15, 2012

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston needs volunteers to eliminate housing discrimination & promote open communities.

We need civic-minded individuals interested in social justice to help document housing discrimination so we can challenge it through administrative and legal systems.

  • Flexibility & minimal time commitment
  • Paid stipends
  • Training required

Trainings will be held on

October 19, 2012 and October 27, 2012


CHAPA Housing Briefs - October 12, 2012

State Updates

Patrick Administration Releases FY’13 Capital Budget 

Billions in Capital Investments for Massachusetts Communities Announced - October 9, 2012

Capital plan focuses on Housing Investments, Higher Education, Job creation and Infrastructure Investments

BOSTON – Tuesday, October 9, 2012 – Governor Deval Patrick today unveiled his Fiscal Year (FY) 2013-2017 Capital Investment Plan, which continues the Patrick-Murray Administration's efforts to support long-term economic growth and stimulate job creation by calling for significant investments in higher education, transportation, economic development, housing and other infrastructure and assets.

Chapter 40B: Past, Present & Future Conference Materials


The Basics of the Comprehensive Permit Process (pre-conference session)

DHCD Issues RFR for Project-Based Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) Supportive Housing Initiative (SHI) For Families - September 17, 2012

The MRVP Supportive Housing Initiative RFR is now published on the Comm-PASS website (  Search for the RFR document under Solicitation Document Number DHCD2013-07S


Federal OMB Report Confirms Sequestration will in Result in Massive Cuts to Federal Housing Programs - September 14, 2012

Please click here to access the full report from OMB.

Click here to read the National Low Income Housing Coalition's press release regarding sequestration cuts.