On Monday January 21st, Congress passed a combined omnibus appropriations bill and COVID-19 relief package. In total, the bill contains $2.3 trillion, which includes $1.4 trillion to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30 and $900 billion in economic relief.
December 21, 2020
December 14, 2020
On Friday, December 11, 2020, Gov. Charlie Baker signed the $45.9 billion state budget for the remainder of the state's fiscal year 2021 (FY2021). For each of CHAPA's priorities, the budget contains the increased appropriation amount from the previous year's budget. Summary of CHAPA Budget Priorities.
December 9, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden has selected US Representative Marcia Fudge (OH) as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Rep. Fudge has represented Ohio's 11th Congressional District since 2008. The Congresswoman serves on the House Administration, Agriculture, and Education and Labor committees and previously chaired the Congressional Black Caucus. If confirmed, Rep. Fudge would become the second Black woman to lead HUD.
Action Alert! Ask Governor Baker to Support Affordable Housing & Homelessness Prevention in the State Budget TODAY!
December 8, 2020
December 4, 2020
Yesterday evening, December 3, the conference committee released the FY2021 conference budget.
November 25, 2020
On November 23, the FY2021 state budget was assigned to a conference committee to reconcile the differences between the versions passed by the House and Senate. The members of the conference committee are Chairman Aaron Michlewitz, Chairman Michael Rodrigues, Representative Denise Garlick, Senator Cindy Friedman, Representative Todd Smola, and Senator Patrick O’Connor. The conference committee is expected to finalize the budget quickly before sending it to the Governor for his signature.
November 19, 2020
The Massachusetts House and the Senate concluded the FY2021 budget debate this week while maintaining increased funding for many of CHAPA's affordable housing, emergency assistance, and homelessness prevention priorities.
Action Alert: Ask Your State Senator to Help Strengthen Affordable Housing & Homelessness Prevention Programs in the FY21 Budget!
November 16, 2020
On November 12, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its state budget proposal for FY2021. CHAPA thanks Senate President Spilka, Senator Michael Rodrigues, Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, and other members of the Ways and Means Committee for their strong investments in affordable housing, eviction prevention, and rental assistance programs! Read more about the budget proposal on CHAPA's website.
November 12, 2020
On November 12, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its state budget proposal for the 2021 fiscal year (FY2021).
Fifty-Three Housing Owners and Operators Sign ‘Eviction Diversion Pledge’ to Keep Over 57,000 Tenants and Families Safely Housed
November 12, 2020
Please note the number of signers and homes protected by the pledge have been updated since this press release. Please see this page for an updated count.