On May 15, the Healey-Driscoll Administration named Ed Augustus as the Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities in the newly created Executive Office.
May 11, 2023
On May 11, HUD launched a Green and Resilient Retrofit Program and issued three Notice of Funding Opportunities.
May 10, 2023
On May 9, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its FY2024 state budget proposal. The $55.8 billion budget includes increased funding for several of CHAPA’s affordable housing priorities, including MRVP, Public Housing, and RAFT.
May 4, 2023
April 30, 2023
On April 30, the Legislature allowed legislation to pass filed by Governor Healey to create an Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities and an Executive Office of Economic Development (H.43). This follows a hearing on the bill on March 27 where legislators and those testifying, including CHAPA, expressed their support for the plan. The Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities will officially be created when the law goes into effect on June 1.
April 27, 2023
The House added nearly $120 million in spending making the FY2024 fiscal budget total $56.2 billion as it concluded debate on its budget on Wednesday evening, April 26. From the CHAPA's priority amendments, #498 on HomeBASE improvements was adopted. The Massachusetts Senate Ways & Means Budget proposal is slated to be released on May 10th with the debate scheduled for later in May. Below is the summary of some critical programs:
April 21, 2023
CHAPA thanks the House Ways & Means Committee for its FY2024 budget proposal which included strong investments in affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development programs! As the House prepares to debate its budget the week of August 24, CHAPA is working to further strengthen these programs.
April 19, 2023
Submitted via federalregister.gov April 19, 2023 Regulations Division Office of General Counsel Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7th Street SW, Room 10276 Washington, DC 20410-0500 Re: Docket No. FR-6250-P-01; Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing To Whom it May Concern:
April 19, 2023
CHAPA, joined by 11 other organizations, submitted comments on April 19 on the proposed federal rule on affirmatively furthering fair housing (AFFH).
April 13, 2023
On April 12, the House Committee on Ways and Means released its FY2024 state budget proposal. The $56.2 billion budget includes increased funding for several of CHAPA’s affordable housing priorities, including MRVP, Public Housing, and RAFT.