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Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts Listening Sessions - June 23, 2017

The Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts, formed earlier this year, will develop a plan to promote healthy aging in Massachusetts and to achieve the goal of making the Commonwealth the most age-friendly state for people of all ages. 

 

Massachusetts Hosts Olmstead Plan Listening Sessions- June 22, 2017

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is updating the state’s Olmstead Plan, a comprehensive working plan for assisting people with disabilities so they may live and work in the community, and the state is asking for your input.

DHCD Extends Comment Period to July 14th for Draft Guidelines for Calculating 40B General Land Area Minimums - June 19, 2017

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on Draft Guidelines for calculating the 40B general land area minimum until July 14, 2017.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - June 14, 2017

Read CHAPA's June Housing Briefs for state and federal housing updates!

Massachusetts Senate Passes its Final FY2018 Budget - May 26, 2017

On May 25th, the Massachusetts Senate passed its final FY2018 budget recommendation. The $40.8 billion budget provides strong support for many affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development programs.

For an overview of proposed funding levels in the House and Senate budgets, please click here.

CHAPA Action Alert! Contact Your State Senator to Support Affordable Housing, Homelessness Prevention, and Community Development Programs in the FY2018 Budget! - May 18, 2017

Earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its state budget recommendations for fiscal year 2018 (FY2018). The budget includes strong support for many affordable housing and homelessness prevention programs! For an overview of how CHAPA’s priorities were funded in the SWM budget proposal, please click here.

Senate Ways and Means Releases FY2018 State Budget Proposal - May 16, 2017

Today, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its FY2018 state budget proposal. The budget includes strong investments in affordable housing and homelessness prevention resources.

In a letter filed with the budget proposal, Senator Karen Spilka, Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, wrote: 

DHCD Issues Draft Guidelines for Calculating 40B General Land Area Minimums - May 15, 2017

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) issued Draft Guidelines for calculating the 40B general land area minimum. DHCD has issued these guidelines to increase fairness, improve the efficiency of the application review process, and to ensure consistency with the intent of the regulations for the purposes of calculating whether SHI Eligible Housing is on sites comprising more than 1.5% of the total land area zoned for residential, commercial, or industrial use, pursuant to M.G.L.

Governor Baker Releases FY2018 Capital Budget - May 11, 2017

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration released its FY2018 Capital Budget. The capital budget will be funded with $2.26 billion of General Obligation Bonds. For the Governor's press release on the capital budget, click here.

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