Housing News

July 6, 2018
On Tuesday, July 3rd, the House Committee on Bonding reported out the Economic Development Bill (
July 6, 2018
On July 3rd, Judge Timothy S. Hillman of the United States District Court of Massachusetts ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to continue to pay for temporary housing for Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria for another 20 days.
July 6, 2018
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a mini-competition in October 2018 for highly-ready-to-proceed affordable housing rental production projects. To view the guidelines and Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) describing the mini-competition, please click here.
July 2, 2018
The FHLBB 2018 funding round opened on June 11. Applications are due on August 2, with an additional week for members to review, and awards will be announced in December. For more details on the 2018 AHP Round, please see the 2018 AHP Round Announcement and the 2018 Notice of Changes. 
June 26, 2018
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June 20, 2018
On June 15th, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an opinion in favor of nonprofit developer Homeowner’s Rehab, INC (HRI). The decision reinforces the right of first refusal as a crucial preservation tool within the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) framework.
June 14, 2018
Read CHAPA's June Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates and recent research and reports.
June 12, 2018
On June 12, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $1.7 million in Brownfields Redevelopment Fund grants to support the environmental assessment and cleanup of contaminated and challenging sites across the state. The sites are then put to new uses, which can include the development of affordable housing.
June 11, 2018
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted on June 7 to approve a spending bill that provides increased funding for affordable housing and community development programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).