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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


DHCD Opens Public Comment Period on its Draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing - November 5, 2013

DHCD has opened the public comment period on its draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing ("AI").  As detailed in the public hearing notice, DHCD has posted the full Analysis, an Executive Summary and additional materials on its Fair Housing and Civl Rights

DHCD Awards $6 Million to Create 44 units of New Housing for Homeless Veterans - November 5, 2013

On November 4, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) announced the award of $6 million in affordable housing resources to build 44 new units of housing for homeless veterans in Brockton, Chelsea and Quincy.  The announcement comes during a week dedicated to preventing and reducing the number of homeless veterans in the Commonwealth.

DHCD Awards Grants to Ten Housing Authorities under New HILAPP Initiative to Modernize and Preserve State-Aided Public Housing – November 1, 2013

On November 1st, the Patrick Administration announced the first funding awards under its new High Leverage Asset Preservation Program (HILAPP), aimed at supporting the comprehensive modernization and preservation of the state’s public housing stock. The Program provides grants to local housing authorities that are able to secure matching funds from local and/or other non-DHCD sources.

Housing Briefs - October 31, 2013


Conference Committee Finalizes Housing Bond Bill - $1.4 billion investment in affordable housing pledged over five years

CHAPA's 46th Annual Dinner and Meeting Keynote Speaker Presentation - October 30, 2013

Thank you to John McDonough for your presenation at CHAPA's 46th Annual Dinner and Meeting last night on health and housing! To view the PowerPoint presenation please click here

Massachusetts Attorney General Urges Supreme Court to Recognize Disparate Impact Claims Under Fair Housing Act - October 29, 2013

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on October 28 that her office has filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to recognize disparate impact claims under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA).

Housing Briefs - October 17, 2013


Housing Bond Bill Remains in Conference Committee

Commonwealth Housing Task Force Welcoming Communities Competition Request for Ideas - October 10, 2013

Commonwealth Housing Task Force
Commonwealth Housing Task Force
Expanding Opportunities Committee
Fall 2013