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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: News


MassHousing Announces Five Appointments to Senior Management Positions - April 4, 2013

MassHousing Announces Five Appointments to Senior Management Positions

Timothy Sullivan named Deputy Director for Finance and Rental Programs, Monte Stanford named Director of Rental Lending, Peter Milewski named Director of Homeownership Lending, Kevin Mello named Director of Homeownership Servicing and Operations, and Karen Kelleher named General Counsel

Housing Briefs - April 2, 2013

State Updates

CHAPA Continues to Pursue State Budget and Policy Priorities

CHAPA Announces Recipients of Welcome Home Technical Assistance Grants - April 2, 2013

CHAPA is pleased to announce the recipients of its Welcome Home Massachusetts Technical Assistance Grants.  Selected through a competitive process, these grant recipients demonstrate a wide range of activities to further promote the need for, and benefits of, affordable housing.  Small grants have been awarded to:

NLIHC Releases Poll Data Showing Majority of Americans Favor Changes to Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction to Fund Affordable Housing - March 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 21, 2013
CONTACT: Amy Clark,, 202.662.1530 x227


National Poll Finds Majority of Americans Favor Changes to MID to Fund Affordable Housing, End Homelessness

National Housing Organizations Tracking Federal Budget Updates - March 21, 2013

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has been tracking updates and providing analyses on the effects of various proposals and decisions. To read the Center's analyses on "The Federal Budget Debate", please visit their website.

Governor Patrick Files Housing Bond Bill - March 19, 2013

On Friday, March 15th, Governor Patrick filed An Act Financing the Production and Preservation of Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents. The bill authorizes a $567 million four year capital plan. It also carries over $504.5 million in uncommitted funds from the 2008 bond bill for a total of $1,071,500.

HUD and Census Bureau Release New Survey on Characteristics of Nation's Multi-Family Rental Properties - March 18, 2013



New data offers more complete picture of how 2.3 million properties are bought and paid for

Lieutenant Governor Murray Releases Plan to Prevent and End Veteran's Homelessness - March 12, 2013

BOSTON – Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – Lieutenant Governor Murray today announced the release of the Massachusetts Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness’ Integrated Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Among Veterans.  Joined by Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services Secretary Coleman Nee, Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein, officials from the U.S.