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Senators Markey and Warren Request Release of Low-Income Home Energy Program Funds

Massachusetts Democratic Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren today asked Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to release the remaining ten percent of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) funds, amounting to approximately $300 million, to help families in Massachusetts and across the nation who need help heating and cooling their homes. Massachusetts has received nearly $131 million in LIHEAP funding thus far this year. Nearly 200,000 Massachusetts families, including households with seniors, the disabled and veterans, rely on LIHEAP each year.

City Launches Healthy Homes Program, $5 Million Housing Rehabilitation Program in Memorial Square and...

The City of Springfield is launching the Healthy Homes Program (HHP), which will make federal housing rehabilitation funds available to owners of 1-4 unit residential properties in the Memorial Square and Six Corners neighborhoods. HHP provides funds for home rehabilitation, abatement of lead, removal of asthma triggers, and improvement of energy efficiency. It is an integrated, whole-house approach that produces sustainable, green, healthy and safe homes.

Three Construction Companies Cited More Than $600,000 for Failing to Properly Pay Workers on...

Three Massachusetts construction companies have been cited more than $600,000 in total in restitution and penalties for failing to pay the proper prevailing wage rate to employees for work performed on public projects as well as other violations of state wage laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Lt. Governor Polito Breaks Ground on $2.5 Million Downtown Revitalization Project in Leominster

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Assistant Secretary for Communities and Programs Juan Vega, Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, Senator Jennifer Flanagan, Representative Natalie Higgins, and other community leaders to break ground on Leominster’s downtown revitalization project.

One Charlestown and the future of public housing

The unique sound of spring in the Charlestown public housing development is a chorus of chirping birds and smoke detectors chirping for new batteries. Residents there also complain of poor ventilation and long stretches without hot water. The Boston Housing Authority has only $6 million a year to put toward a growing $750 million maintenance backlog across its entire stock of 12,623 public housing units.

Baker-Polito Administration Files $1.287 Billion Affordable Housing Bill To Increase Development, Extend Key Tax...

The Baker-Polito Administration filed a housing bond bill seeking $1.287 billion in additional capital authorization, to allow the Commonwealth to continue state support for the construction and preservation of affordable housing, and provide funds for public housing maintenance and improvement

Senators Warren and Markey Call on FERC to Revoke Decision to Allow Western Mass....

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), calling on the agency to revoke its authorization for Kinder Morgan to begin construction on its Connecticut Expansion Project in Western Massachusetts until FERC is able to consider pending challenges to the project. The Senators also note that FERC is allowing construction to begin even when it cannot currently consider pending requests for rehearing on this project because it lacks sufficient commissioners to constitute a quorum

Senator Markey Blasts NRC for Granting Exemptions to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station from Critical...

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today criticized the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for agreeing to exempt Entergy, the licensee of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, from requirements to implement critical safety upgrades to the facility.

AG Healey Launches Grant Program to Promote Equal Opportunity for Women, Minority Workers in...

Continuing her commitment to advance the economic opportunity of Massachusetts residents, Attorney General Maura Healey today announced a new grant program aimed at providing opportunities for women and minority workers and small business owners in the public construction industry

MassHousing Provides $102.7 Million in Financing for Four Affordable Housing Communities for Senior Citizens...

Senior citizens living in four affordable housing communities in Boston, Framingham, Newton and New Bedford will see the preservation of affordability and extensive property renovations as a result of $102.7 million in MassHousing financing

KENNEDY STATEMENT ON ACA VOTE

Congressman Joe Kennedy III today released the following statement after Republicans on the House Energy & Commerce Committee voted to move forward with repeal of the Affordable Care Act

U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today reintroduced his bipartisan...

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement after voting against Republican’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the Energy and Commerce Committee

AG Healey Tours Property in Worcester Rehabbed Through Office’s Abandoned Housing Initiative

As part of her office’s ongoing efforts to improve quality of life, economic revitalization, and public safety in Massachusetts neighborhoods, Attorney General Maura Healey today toured a Worcester property rehabilitated through her Abandoned Housing Initiative (AHI).

BHA seeks proposals to redevelop the Mary Ellen McCormack public housing development

The BHA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for developers to preserve and rebuild existing affordable housing at the Mary Ellen McCormack public housing development in South Boston.  The issuance of the RFP comes as BHA is seeking ways to upgrade and sustain its affordable housing communities in the wake of historic federal budget cuts.

BHA seeks proposals to redevelop the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments public housing development

The BHA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting developers to submit proposals to preserve and rebuild existing affordable housing at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments public housing development in Jamaica Plain.  The issuance of the RFP comes as BHA is seeking ways to upgrade and sustain its affordable housing communities in the wake of historic federal budget cuts.

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Senators Markey and Warren Request Release of Low-Income Home Energy Program...

Massachusetts Democratic Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren today asked Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to release the remaining ten percent of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) funds, amounting to approximately $300 million, to help families in Massachusetts and across the nation who need help heating and cooling their homes. Massachusetts has received nearly $131 million in LIHEAP funding thus far this year. Nearly 200,000 Massachusetts families, including households with seniors, the disabled and veterans, rely on LIHEAP each year.