Housing News

March 9, 2020
On March 9, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Community Scale Housing Initiative (CSHI). The initiative supports small affordable housing projects of 5–20 units.  The COMMBUYS bid number for the NOFA is BD-20-1076-OCDDE-OCD01-49220. If you are interested in applying to the upcoming CSHI round, please contact one of the following staff persons to describe your project:
March 4, 2020
On March 4, Governor Baker signed a supplemental budget for FY2020. The budget contains $5 million to recapitalize the Get the Lead Out Program to support lead paint remediation, $15 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and $2 million in additional funding for HomeBASE.
February 28, 2020
On February 28, the Baker-Polito Administration announced $2.15 million in awards for the new Gateways Housing Rehabilitation Program. The funding will support awards in nine communities to rehabilitate 75 housing units and make them available to low and middle-income households.
February 25, 2020
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us last week as we and MHP welcomed Dr. Tiffany Manuel to help us make the case for affordable housing here in Massachusetts and in our local communities.
February 21, 2020
On February 21, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy announced that current Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Maddox has been appointed Undersecretary.
February 14, 2020
​​ CHAPA's 2019 Annual Report is here!
February 13, 2020
​   Check out our February 2020 Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates as well as recent research and reports. This month features:
February 10, 2020
​ Thank you to those who attended our most recent breakfast forum, Doing Business in Times of Uncertainty, Part IV, on January 28th, 2020.
February 10, 2020
In January 2020, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) released its final 2020-2021 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). To download a copy of the QAP, click here.
February 7, 2020
On February 7, 2020, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced $69.2 million in new and recommended funding from the Department of Neighborhood Development, the Neighborhood Housing Trust, and the Community Preservation Fund to create and preserve 1,097 units of housing. The funding will also contribute to affordable housing programming like the Acquisition Opportunity Program and the 

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