Housing News

June 13, 2022
The FY2023 state budget is now before a conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate budget proposals. The members of conference committee are:
June 3, 2022
On June 3, CHAPA, The Boston Foundation, Metro Housing|Boston, and the Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts released a brief memo, The Benefits of Rental Assistance as a Right, with information about the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program and how we can chart a path for getting every eligible household the rental assistance they need.
May 31, 2022
The Senate concluded FY2023 budget debate on May 26th. CHAPA's priority amendments on MRVP, HomeBASE and CPA were adopted, with increased funding over the House allocations for many of CHAPA’s affordable housing priorities, including the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program and RAFT. The House and Senate will reconcile the differences through a Conference Committee soon.
May 25, 2022
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA), Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association (CHAPA), Pine Street Inn, Father Bill’s & MainSpring, and Heading Home today announce their support of the Baker-Polito Administration’s proposed new “One Door” pilot program to provide permanent supportive housing to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
May 18, 2022
On May 18, Governor Baker filed a $1.7 billion FY2022 supplemental budget (H.4802). According to the Governor's press release, the budget contains $310 million for housing development.
May 17, 2022
On May 17, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced each state’s FY2022 allocations for the National Housing Trust Fund, Community Development Block Grant, HOME, and other formula grant programs. This year, Massachusetts received $18.6 million from the National Housing Trust Fund—an increase from the $17.0 million received last year—to support new homes for people with the lowest incomes.
May 11, 2022
On May 10, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its FY2023 state budget proposal. The budget would provide increased funding for many of CHAPA’s affordable housing priorities, including the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program, the Alternative Housing Voucher Program, Public Housing, and RAFT. The Massachusetts Senate will debate its budget proposal in the last week of May. CHAPA thanks Senate President Spilka, Chairman Rodrigues and members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee for making strong investments in affordable housing priorities!
May 11, 2022
This page includes a language analysis of affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development programs in Senate Ways & Means FY2023 Budget Proposal.
May 8, 2022
The following table summarizes the housing related sections in Governor Baker's 2022 Economic Development Bill, H.4720, An Act investing in future opportunities for resiliency, workforce, and revitalized downtowns (FORWARD). The bill is now before the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. The Committee will hold a hearing on the bill on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
May 5, 2022
On May 5, the Baker-Polito Administration released its FY2023 Capital Investment Plan, which includes resources for affordable housing and community development programs. The FY2023 budget includes a slight increase in overall capital funding for affordable housing and community development programs compared with last year.

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