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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


Governor Baker Signs FY2018 Budget with $320 million in Vetoes - July 18, 2017

On July 17th, Governor Baker signed a $39.4 billion FY2018 budget. The Governor made $320 million worth of vetoes, including $222 million from MassHealth and $42 million in line-item reductions. For an overview on the funding vetoes for CHAPA's affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development priorities, please click here.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - July 13, 2017

Read CHAPA's July Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates and recent research!

DHCD Announces Information Sessions on Housing Trust Fund Supportive Housing Competitive Funding Round - July 10, 2017

DHCD has announced two information sessions about an upcoming National Housing Trust Fund Supportive Housing Competitive Funding Round. DHCD will prioritize these funds for projects that will provide service-enriched housing for homeless families and individuals.

Conference Committee Releases FY2018 State Budget - July 7, 2017

Today, the conference committee of leaders from the House and Senate released their FY2018 budget.

Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts Listening Sessions - June 23, 2017

The Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts, formed earlier this year, will develop a plan to promote healthy aging in Massachusetts and to achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages. 


Massachusetts Hosts Olmstead Plan Listening Sessions- June 22, 2017

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is updating the state’s Olmstead Plan, a comprehensive working plan for assisting people with disabilities so they may live and work in the community, and the state is asking for your input.

DHCD Extends Comment Period to July 14th for Draft Guidelines for Calculating 40B General Land Area Minimums - June 19, 2017

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on Draft Guidelines for calculating the 40B general land area minimum until July 14, 2017.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - June 14, 2017

Read CHAPA's June Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates!

Massachusetts Senate Passes its Final FY2018 Budget - May 26, 2017

On May 25th, the Massachusetts Senate passed its final FY2018 budget recommendation. The $40.8 billion budget provides strong support for many affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development programs.

For an overview of proposed funding levels in the House and Senate budgets, please click here.