Housing News

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.
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.