CHAPA Priority Amendments for House Economic Development Bill (H.5007)
July 12, 2022
Director of Public Policy
On July 11, the House Committee on Ways and Means released its Economic
Development Bill proposal (H.5007), An Act Relating to Economic Growth and Relief
for the Commonwealth, originally filed by Governor Baker and reported out favorably
by the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Joint Committee on Bonding.
The House will vote on the bill later this week.
The following amendments to H.5007 will help us recover from the virus while also
moving forward on long-term solutions to the tremendous affordable housing challenges
we faced long before the pandemic. The legislation includes investments in production
of affordable housing through capital authorizations, homeownership opportunities,
reforms for public housing redevelopment, and more.
Please call or email your State Representative TODAY to ask them to co-
sponsor CHAPA’s priority amendments in the Economic Development Bill
for affordable housing, community development, and homelessness
As your constituent, I ask that you please co-sponsor and support the following
amendments related to affordable housing, community development, clean energy and
homelessness prevention in the Economic Development bill. This legislation will help us
make historic investments in affordable housing and economic development for long
terms solutions to challenges we were facing long before the pandemic. We need to
adopt these amendments to help everyone have a safe, healthy, and affordable home.
Doubles the deeds excise tax on the sale of real property and dedicates the estimated $300 million in annual revenue towards affordable housing and climate sustainability
#83 – Non-Profit Board Members Sponsored by Rep. Cahill
Allows non-profit board members to receive up to a $500 stipend so that the voices of people with lived-experiences, who may have modest incomes or are not able to take time away from their job, can serve on the board