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Massachusetts Releases Supportive Housing NOFA, Q&A Session September 12

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.

LISC Boston to Host Opportunity Zone Showcase; Toolkit Release

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.

LISC Boston Announces Opportunity Zone Impact Grants

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.

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Updated FY 2019 FMRs for 10 Areas – Effective April 1, 2019

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