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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


National Low Income Housing Coalition Releases Annual Out of Reach Report - May 2, 2011

Media Contact: Amy Clark, National Low Income Housing Coalition, 202-662-1530 x227,

House Completes Action on State FY2012 Budget - May 2, 2011

Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives completed debate on its version of the FY’12 budget. The House did not add any funding to affordable housing programs through the amendment process choosing to level-fund housing programs at FY’11 levels.

Federal Reserve Proposes “Ability to Repay” Rule - April 22, 2011

Please click here to read highlights of the proposed rules.

CHAPA and National HUD Housing Counseling Intermediaries Respond to FY11 Cut to HUD Housing Counseling Program - April 20, 2011

Please click here to read the national press release from the National Council of La Raza, the National Urban League, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, and the NAACP.

Housing Briefs - April 15, 2011

State Updates

House Committee on Ways and Means Releases FY 2012 State Budget Proposal

MassDevelopment Board Names Marty Jones New President & CEO - April 15, 2011

BOSTON – MassDevelopment Board Chair Greg Bialecki today announced that experienced real estate developer Marty Jones has been selected by the MassDevelopment Board for the position of President and CEO.

OCC Takes Enforcement Action Against Eight Servicers for Unsafe and Unsound Foreclosure Practices - April 13, 2011

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced formal enforcement actions against eight national bank mortgage servicers and two third-party servicer providers for unsafe and unsound practices related to residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing.

Final FY2011 Continuing Resolution for HUD Budget - April 12, 2011

Please click here to read CHAPA's summary of HUD's FY2010 Budget as it compares to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution.