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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


CHAPA ACTION ALERT! Contact Your State Representative as Massachusetts House Begins Debate on FY2018 Budget! - April 24, 2017

Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives begins debate of its FY2018 budget.  Please call or email your State Representative to ask her or him to support the following amendments for affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development programs in the budget!

Click here to find your State Representative's contact information.

Invitation to an Announcement Relative to Affordable Housing Development - April 21, 2017

Governor Baker has announced an event relative to affordable housing developmoent.  The event will be Monday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m. with the Governor, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary Jay Ash, and Undersecretary Chrystal Kornegay in Quincy at the Watson Apartments - 116 East Howard St.

HUD Issues 2017 Income Limits - March 10, 2015

On April 18, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the 2017 income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - April 13, 2017

Read CHAPA's April Housing Briefs for state updates, federal updates, and recent research and reports!


House Ways and Means Releases FY2018 Budget Proposal - April 10, 2017

On April 10th, the House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM) released its FY2018 state budget proposal.

New Ch. 40B handbook for ZBAs - April 10, 2017

Massachusetts Housing Partnership, DHCD, MassHousing, and MassDevelopment have released a new, updated Ch. 40B handbook that is designed to help municipal zoning board of appeals understand and manage the comprehensive permit process.

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CHAPA is saddened to learn of the loss of Senator Donnelly, an advocate for affordable housing in Massachusetts - April 3, 2017

CHAPA is saddened to learn of the loss of Senator Donnelly, an advocate for affordable housing and for those experiencing homelessness in Massachusetts. Our thoughts are with Senator Donnelly's family, friends, and colleagues at this time. More about the Senator's life here

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $20 Million for Supportive Affordable Housing - March 29, 2017

The Baker-Polito Administration announced a total of $20 million in awards to seven affordable housing projects in Massachusetts, to support the creation and preservation of 177 supportive housing units for homeless families and individuals, veterans, the elderly and individuals with disabilities. The awarded projects will provide affordable rental housing to extremely low-income families and individuals, and provide wraparound services to residents.