Housing News

January 23, 2019
Yesterday Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s (MHP) Center for Housing Data officially launched DataTown, a new interactive website of community-level information for all 351 Massachusetts cities and towns.
January 10, 2019
​ Check out CHAPA's January 2019 Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates as well as recent research and reports.
January 8, 2019
The government shutdown has now lasted nearly three weeks and is approaching what will be the longest shutdown of the federal government in U.S. history.
January 7, 2019
The Kuehn Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of its application process for the 2019-2021 Kuehn Fellowship. The Fellowship offers a two-year placement with paid stipend ($68,000) at one of six active Greater Boston area housing nonprofits. There is additional support for launching a career in affordable housing development from the Fellow cohort and alumni, an individual mentor and monthly Fellow gatherings. The goals of the program are to both interest young people in the field and add capacity to the Massachusetts housing community.
January 2, 2019
On December 28, Governor Baker signed a bill taxing and regulating short-term rentals through websites like Airbnb in Massachusetts. The bill originally passed the State Legislature in July but was sent back by the Governor with concerns over exempting certain owners who rent their homes only a few days per year.
January 2, 2019
As federal legislative leaders zeroed in before the end of the year on a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown, President Trump announced he would not sign a spending bill without $5 billion for his southern border wall.
December 20, 2018
On December 17th The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. The report is released in two parts.  
December 20, 2018
On Tuesday, December 18, Governor Baker named Mike Kennealy as the incoming Secretary of Housing and Economic Development as current Secretary Jay Ash announced his departure from the Administration. Mike Kennealy joined the Baker-Polito Administration in 2015 as Assistant Secretary for Business Growth in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. As Assistant Secretary, Kennealy has worked to advance the Administration’s strategy for job creation and business development across the entire Commonwealth.
December 19, 2018
Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate will introduce a bill to fund the government through February 8th, leaving the negotiation over $5 billion for border wall funding to the new year when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives.
December 18, 2018
TO: All Members and Housing Organizations FROM: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Equity Builder Program (EBP) funding round on January 2, 2019.