Housing News

April 1, 2019
We at CHAPA were so pleased to partner with WayFinders earlier this week to present a forum in Springfield, “Who Shapes Local Housing Decision? New Evidence from MA Zoning Meetings”.  
March 28, 2019
The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) seeks Provider Agencies to administer the Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) on a regional basis. Providers work directly with HMLP applicants throughout the loan process.
March 18, 2019
Last week the United States House of Representatives passed the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019 by a wide bipartisan margin 387-22. This bill enjoyed broad bipartisan support last year too but the Senate did not take the bill up before the end of the session. One of the challenges with starting this demonstration program is funding but The Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations bill, signed into law a month ago, included $28 million in funding to support the program.
March 18, 2019
Source: State House News Service By Chris Lisinski BOSTON, MARCH 15, 2019…Although Massachusetts compares favorably to other states, a new report indicates the Commonwealth still has a shortage of affordable housing to meet the needs of its lowest-income residents.
March 13, 2019
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren re-introduced sweeping legislation that aims to expand housing opportunities, break down barriers to segregation and address the nation’s housing shortage.
March 11, 2019
The fiscal year 2020 budget proposal released today by the Trump Administration would deal a critical blow to affordable housing programs that serve communities across the country. In total, the Trump budget would cut funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by $8.6 billion and incorporates policy changes to enforce work requirements on residents living public housing and other HUD assisted housing.
March 7, 2019
​ Check out CHAPA's March 2019 Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates as well as recent research and reports.
March 5, 2019
In the first week of March, CHAPA signed on to three nationwide letters urging Congress to increase funding for affordable housing and community development programs.
March 5, 2019
CHAPA serves as a monitoring agent for numerous mixed-income housing developments in Massachusetts. We are seeking a Program Manager to assist low and moderate income individuals and families with the resale or refinance of their affordable homes. This includes working with the current owners to understand and carry out the resale/refinance process and certifying income-eligible applicants who want to purchase an affordable home.
February 28, 2019
On February 28, The Baker-Polito Administration announced affordable housing awards to support the creation of 643 new rental housing units, including 397 units of affordable housing, at nine different projects.