Housing News

August 4, 2020
On August 4, Governor Baker signed in-part a $16.5 billion interim state budget, H.4905, that will keep state government operating through October 31st. The current fiscal year, FY2021, began on July 1st. Massachusetts has been running on short term budgets since then.
August 3, 2020
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently announced two affordable housing funding rounds - one for supportive housing and another for single room occupancy (SRO) housing.  Supportive Housing Funding Round
August 1, 2020
Are you looking for immediate assistance during COVID-19? Please see our Assistance During COVID-19 page. CHAPA's upcoming Affordable Housing Coronavirus Response virtual meetings can be found on our events page. Notes from previous meetings can be found below:
July 30, 2020
On July 30th, the Massachusetts House and Senate voted to change their rules to allow the Legislature to continue meeting for the rest of the year in formal sessions. 
July 30, 2020
On July 29th, Massachusetts Senate passed its Economic Development Bill, S.2842, An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth. The bill contains important provisions that are critical to creating and preserving affordable housing in Massachusetts, supporting our economy, and addressing inequities in housing. These provisions include:
July 29, 2020
On July 28th, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed its Economic Development Bill, H.4887, An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth. The bill contains important provisions that are critical to creating and preserving affordable housing in Massachusetts, supporting our economy, and addressing inequities in housing. These provisions include:
July 27, 2020
Many of the affordable housing policies we’ve been advocating for this legislative session are now being considered as part of the Economic Development Bill (H.4879), which will be voted on this afternoon in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
July 27, 2020
CHAPA has filed an Amicus Brief In support of the eviction moratorium in the matter of Mitchell Matorin v. Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development which is being heard in Superior Court. Estimates show that 11,500 residents could be in danger of eviction when CARES Act benefits expire this week. The moratorium pauses most evictions so long as the state of emergency is in effect in Massachusetts. The measure does not exempt tenants from the requirement of paying rent.
July 27, 2020
Today, July 27, the Massachusetts House of Representatives is debating its Economic Development Bill, H.4879, An Act Enabling Partnerships for Growth. The bill contains important provisions that are critical to creating and preserving affordable housing in Massachusetts, supporting our economy, and addressing inequities in housing. These provisions include:
July 24, 2020
On July 24, Governor Baker signed the COVID-19 state supplemental budget, H.4808. The $1.1 billion budget includes millions in funding for affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and emergency shelter resources. Specifically, the budget contains:

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