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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno Announces Administration’s Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2016 Property Tax Rates
Mayor Sarno reminded residents of the senior citizen circuit breaker income tax credit available when they file their personal income tax returns. In calendar 2013, the last year for which data is reported, some 1174 Springfield households claimed the credit, for an average credit of $718.
MassHousing developed the loan program after finding that VA loans have some restrictions that make it more challenging to use in Massachusetts than in other states. There are relatively few lenders in Massachusetts offering the VA loan.
The City of Boston is committed to connecting Boston's military families with the resources and assistance they are entitled to. Earlier this year, Mayor Walsh released "An Action Plan to End Veteran and Chronic Homelessness In Boston: 2015 - 2018", which outlines the City's strategies to transform Boston's homeless response system in order to end veterans homelessness by 2015 and chronic homelessness by 2018.
The PATH program manages $600,000 in grant funding to help communities expand housing opportunities through community-initiated activities on municipally-owned sites; through changes to land use and zoning; through planning for housing and mixed-use development in specific geographic areas; and through the implementation of strategies identified in DHCD-approved Housing Production Plans
Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Linn Torto as the Executive Director of the Interagency Council on Housing and Homelessness (ICHH), spearheading the administration’s efforts to end homelessness through the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) and respective agencies. A veteran of state government, Torto brings extensive public and private sector experience in housing and policy development.
CONEG Takes Action On Opioid Abuse, National Surface Transportation Legislation, and Low Income Home...
The Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), under the leadership of Chair Governor Dannel P. Malloy (CT) and Vice-chair Governor Charlie Baker (MA) took action on three fronts issuing letters regarding the opioid epidemic, national surface transportation legislation, and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
MassHousing, the Massachusetts Division of Banks and the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® will host two free home buying fairs on Saturday, August 22 at the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough and the Northshore Mall in Peabody
A Springfield landlord, property management company, and condominium trust have agreed to attend fair housing training, implement a reasonable accommodation policy, and pay $15,000 to resolve allegations that they failed to timely grant requests for a wheelchair ramp and easier building access for a tenant whose young son is severely disabled, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today
The property is currently owned by the Epiphany School, an independent, tuition-free middle school for Boston children from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds. The Industrial School for Girls is the oldest purpose-built school for girls
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and Congressman William Keating today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $12.5 million in infrastructure improvement grants to municipal airports in New Bedford, Plymouth, and Hyannis, Massachusetts
Congressman McGovern Joins Worcester Community Leaders to Kick Off West Boylston Street Beautification Project...
Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined Worcester community leaders to participate in the first West Boylston Street Beautification Project and tree planting. Community members and volunteers came together to plant 30 trees along the stretch of West Boylston Street across from the Greendale Fire Station
Senate Democrats representing states along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to fully fund Amtrak’s funding request in the upcoming Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill.
Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash will join the Town of Framingham and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) at a special kickoff event announcing a new Neighborhood Master Plan project to revitalize Southeast Framingham on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 8 a.m. in the Pusan Road Community Center, located at 9 Pusan Rd. in Framingham.
The City of Lawrence entered into a Consent Decree today with the Department of Justice to address violations of the Clean Water Act in connection with sewer overflows and the discharge of contaminated stormwater.
Last week, the House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM) released its state budget recommendations(link is external) for fiscal year 2016 (FY2016). The $38 billion budget includes strong support for many housing and homelessness prevention programs. Click here for a budget overview of these programs and here for a summary of CHAPA’s budget priorities.