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Howard Leibowitz, a Passionate Affordable Housing Advocate, Passes Away at 63 - December 29, 2015

CHAPA is saddened by the loss of Howard Leibowitz, a passionate advocate for affordable housing.

Click on the following links for tributes in The Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and on NECN:

Mayor Walsh Signs Executive Order to Create Additional Affordable Housing in Boston - December 11, 2015

Update to Inclusionary Development Policy Captures Strong Housing Market to Create More Units of Housing; Improves Transparency and Predictability

BOSTON - Thursday, December 10, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that he has signed an Executive Order prompting changes in the City of Boston's Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), leveraging the private development market to ensure the continued development of affordable housing in Boston.

Addendum to DHCD’s Notice of Funding Availability for State-Aided Public Housing Mixed-Income Community Demonstration – December 1, 2015

Click here for the Addendum to DHCD’s Notice of Funding Availability for State-Aided Public Housing Mixed-Income Community Demonstration.  This Addendum postpones the Bidder’s Conference, originally scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2015, until Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 10:00am.  Please see the Addendum for more information, including how to receive updates on this NOFA directly from DHCD.

Draft 2016 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) Posted; Public Hearing to be Held December 11

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has scheduled a public hearing for December 11, 2015, at 11:00 am to solicit comments on the 2016 draft Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. The hearing will be held on the second floor at 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114. For security purposes, anyone interested in attending the hearing should notify Bertha Borin in advance at Bertha.borin@state.ma.us.

CHAPA Housing Briefs - November 24, 2015

Click here to read CHAPA's November Housing Briefs.

DHCD Notice of Funding Availability for the Winter 2016 Rental Funding Competition - November 20, 2015

Click here for the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Department’s winter 2016 rental funding competition.

Five New England Governors Unite to Support HOME - November 18, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2015
Contact: Brenda Clement, 617-742-0820, bclement@chapa.org

Five New England Governors Unite to Support HOME

The Baker-Polito Economic Development Plan Released - November 16, 2015

The Baker-Polito administration released a draft economic development plan, titled "Opportunities for All." This plan is an evolving document, and any resident with feedback should email Adrian.Servetnick@massmail.state.ma.us by Thursday, December 3.

Click here for more information and to download the economic plan.

HPSTF Notice of Funding Availability - November 2, 2015

The Department of Housing and Community Development, in partnership with the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, is pleased to announce a funding competition for the Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund (HPSTF).  Click here for the Notice of Funding Availability for this important program.  Please refer any questions to DHCD’s Division of Housing Development or to CEDAC.

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