Housing News

July 9, 2019
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made $150 million available for new Mainstream Housing Choice Vouchers for persons with disabilities.  HUD has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for housing authorities to apply to receive vouchers. Only public housing authorities that already administer Housing Choice Vouchers are eligible to apply for funding. Applications are due September 5, 2019.
July 9, 2019
On July 9, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $86 million in new funding to expand the Workforce Housing Initiative, including $60 million to support new affordable homeownership opportunities.  The $60 million commitment will create roughly 500 new workforce homes that will be affordable and accessible for moderate-income, first-time homebuyers.
June 18, 2019
CHAPA Press Release BOSTON – June 18, 2019 – In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Massachusetts, full-time workers need to earn $33.81 per hour.
June 11, 2019
A bipartisan group of legislators from the House and Senate introduced legislation last week that makes key improvements to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to increase production and preservation of affordable housing across the country.
June 11, 2019
Senator Cory Booker introduced a plan to address the nation’s affordable housing challenges last week and outlined the details in an article posted on the website Medium. The plan includes:
June 11, 2019
The House Appropriations Committee released its annual funding bill for affordable housing programs, increasing funding levels by $6 billion from fiscal year 2019. The Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Subcommittee approved the bill by a voice vote and it will now proceed to the House floor for a final vote, before moving to the Senate, and ultimately the President’s desk.
June 10, 2019
The FY2020 state budget is now before a conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate budget proposals. The members of conference committee are:
June 6, 2019
On June 6, the Baker-Politio Administration released its FY2020 Capital Budget, including investments in affordable housing, community development, and early education programs. The capital investment plan includes a $90 million increase, or a 3.8% increase over FY2019.
June 6, 2019
New report by policy researcher Amy Dains explores the ground situation of local zoning regulations on multifamily housing in 100 towns and cities around Boston.