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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


CHAPA Housing Briefs - March 9, 2017

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


DHCD Seeks Comments on its Draft FY2018 Moving to Work Plan - March 7, 2017

DHCD is seeking comments on its Draft FY2018 Moving to Work (MTW) Plan.  MTW is a federal demonstration program that allows a limited number of public housing authorities flexibility in administering housing assistance to increase cost effectiveness, promote economic self-sufficiency, and improve housing choices for low-income families.

CHAPA is Hiring a Policy Associate! - March 6, 2017

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Policy Associate

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

MAPC Releases 2017 Equity Update - March 1, 2017

In 2011 MAPC released The State of Equity in Metro Boston, an inventory of cross-sectoral indicators that measured inequity in the region through the various stages of life, from birth to old age.

DHCD and MassHousing Announce $10 million for Community Scale Housing Initiative - February 28, 2017

On Februray 24th, the Department of Housing and Community Development  (DHCD) and MassHousing announced a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for a new Community Scale Housing Initiative (CSHI) - a collaboration between the agencies to support small-scale projects in smaller cities and towns across the Commonwealth.  

Governor Baker Files Supplemental Budget for Emergency Assistance Family Shelter System - February 21, 2017

On February 17th, Governor Baker filed a $259 million supplemental budget for underfunded programs in the current FY2017 state budget.

The Governor provided nearly $21 million more for Emergency Assistance (7004-0101) family shelter system. This would bring total spending for Emergency Assistance shelters in FY2017 to $176 million. The budget also amends the foreclosure counseling program (7006-0011) to allow these funds to be used for Housing Consumer Education Centers (HCECs).

Housing Committee Members Announced - February 17, 2017

The Massachusestts House of Representatives and Senate made their legislative committee assignments this week.  

Rep. Kevin Honan was reappointed as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing. Sen. Joseph Boncore was appointed as the new Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing.  Other members of the Legislature assigned to the Housing Committee include:

CHAPA Housing Briefs - February 8, 2017

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