Housing News

August 8, 2019
​ Check out CHAPA's August 2019 Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates as well as recent research and reports.
July 31, 2019
On July 31st, Governor Baker signed the $43.3 billion state budget for fiscal year 2020. Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) sincerely thanks Governor Baker for recognizing the urgent need to expand investments in affordable housing, which help families thrive and build vibrant communities.
July 25, 2019
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) seeks comments on its Draft Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan. DHCD last updated the plan in September 2014. The proposed revisions incorporate changes in federal and DHCD policy. Public comments on the plan are due to DHCD by Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  Please direct all comments to: Maryssa Schneider McLeanmaryssa.mclean@mass.gov
July 24, 2019
On July 21st, the Conference Committee finalized its budget for fiscal year 2020. Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) thanks the Conference Committee for recognizing the urgent need to expand investments in affordable housing, which help families thrive and build vibrant communities.
July 18, 2019
On July 18, Governor Baker announced the 2019 rental housing awards, which will provide $118 million in funding for 28 projects to fund the development, renovation and preservation of housing opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The awards will support the construction and preservation of 1,581 homes, including 1,349 affordable homes, with 273 units reserved for extremely low-income households.
July 18, 2019
Check out CHAPA's July 2019 Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates as well as recent research and reports.
July 17, 2019
A bipartisan group of legislators from the U.S. House and Senate introduced legislation last month that makes key improvements to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to increase production and preservation of affordable housing across the country.
July 16, 2019
On June 25th the United States House of Representatives passed the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (T-HUD) Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations bill.
July 15, 2019
​ Thank you to those who attended our recent forum on Construction & Design for Today and Tomorrow, Part II on June 12th.
July 9, 2019
CHAPA submitted comments to HUD in response to a proposed rule that would prohibit "mixed-status families" (households whose members have different citizenship or immigration statuses) from receiving federal housing assistance, including public housing. CHAPA strongly opposes HUD's proposed rule. Click here to read CHAPA's response to HUD.