The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) released a notice of funding availability (NOFA) for Supportive Housing for Vulnerable Populations. Pre-applications will be due no later than October 10. Full applications for approved projects will be due no later than December 5. Please contact Bronia Clifton at DHCD at 617-573-1305 or Sara Barcan at CEDAC at 617-727-5944, x131 with questions.
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On July 31, Governor Charlie Baker signed the FY 2020 state budget, which includes significant increases to the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP), the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP) and Public Housing. The state budget also provides more funding for the state’s Community Preservation Trust Fund through an increase to the deeds recording fees from $20 to $50.Read More
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking comments on its Draft Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan, which was last updated in September 2014. The proposed revisions incorporate changes in federal and DHCD policy. Comments on the plan should be submitted to email@example.com by September 10, 2019.
On July 31 LISC Boston will host its Opportunity Zone Showcase & Toolkit Release in Massachusetts. As of 7/9, LISC Boston had not announced the event location, which will run from 9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will:
- Showcase Massachusetts Opportunity Zone communities, strategies, and opportunities.
- Connect stakeholders to drive inclusive investment.
Who should attend? Community leaders, municipal officials, business leaders, residents, investors, developers, anchor institutions, consultants, foundations and others who are interested in what opportunity zones have to offer.
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development will hold a hearing at 10 am EDT on June 20 to amend its QAP. The Department intends to amend the current QAP to schedule a mini-competition for certain highly ready, multifamily rental production projects.Read More
The Boston Housing Authority will become the first in the nation to voluntarily adopt small area fair market rents (SAFMRs). Doing so would link the value of a housing voucher to rent levels by ZIP code rather than to rent levels for the housing market overall, meaning that people with vouchers may have greater access to higher-cost neighborhoods.Read More
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Boston invites applications from community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development corporations (CHDOs) in Massachusetts for capacity building support to drive inclusive investment in one or more low income communities that has been designated a federally-qualified opportunity zone by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Read More
HUD released the updated Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for the FY 2019 Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program for ten areas based on new survey data. The new FMS are effective as of April 15, 2019 and based on surveys conducted by the area public housing agencies and reflect the estimated 40th or 50th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2019.
|2019 Fair market rent area||FMR by number of bedrooms in unit|
|0 BR||1 BR||2 BR||3 BR||4 BR|
|Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH HMFA||$1,608||$1,801||$2,194||$2,749||$2,966|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT MSA||992||1,202||1,544||2,008||2,087|
|Coos County, OR||538||684||837||1,210||1,394|
|Curry County, OR||629||777||979||1,416||1,574|
|Douglas County, OR||657||773||1,023||1,479||1,796|
|Oakland-Fremont, CA HMFA||1,409||1,706||2,126||2,925||3,587|
|Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA MSA||1,131||1,234||1,441||2,084||2,531|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA MSA*||1,422||1,590||2,068||2,962||3,632|
|San Francisco, CA HMFA||2,069||2,561||3,170||4,153||4,392|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||1,952||2,316||2,839||3,829||4,394|
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced more than $26 million in new funding for housing from the Department of Neighborhood Development, the Neighborhood Housing Trust and the Community Preservation Fund. The funding will impact a total of 515 units, 459 new housing units will be created and 56 units will be preserved.Read More