Housing News

December 12, 2018
​ Read CHAPA's December 2018 Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates as well as recent research and reports.
December 11, 2018
CHAPA mourns the passing of Amy Anthony, a former member of CHAPA’s Board of Directors and Policy Leadership Council and one of the nation’s foremost experts in affordable housing. "Amy’s legacy lives on through the policies she crafted, the organizations she launched, and the affordable homes built and preserved under her guidance and leadership," said Rachel Heller, CEO of CHAPA. We offer our sincerest condolences to her family.
December 10, 2018
On December 10, CHAPA submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to their proposed change to the "Public Charge" rule. DHS uses the public charge rule to determine whether a low-income immigrant should be deemed inadmissible to stay or enter the United States because they are likely to become a "public charge." The proposed rule would apply to households applying for and receiving federal public housing and Section 8 rental assistance.
December 6, 2018
The House and Senate are expected to vote today on a two-week continuing resolution that would keep the government funded until December 21. This is the second continuing resolution that lawmakers are considering since the beginning of the fiscal year on October 1 and will include continued level funding for HUD programs.
November 26, 2018
CHAPA submitted a letter to the Comptroller of the Currency on November 19th in response to the office’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) for the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). This is a first step in a what is likely at least a year long process for CRA reform.
November 21, 2018
172 Massachusetts municipalities will receive a distribution from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) Trust Fund, the City of Boston, one of the most recent adopters of CPA, will receive $3.6 million.  
November 15, 2018
​ Read CHAPA's November 2018 Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates as well as recent research and reports.
October 31, 2018
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October 29, 2018
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published three reports on the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program that are frequently requested by housing advocates and the public. The HOME program is a federal block grant used to assist low and moderate income home ownership and rental housing.  For instance, HOME grants can be used for security deposits, down payment assistance and rental assistance, as well as development costs to build and rehab housing.