AG Awards Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association with Overseeing Grant Program to Assist Struggling Homeowners
BOSTON – September 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) has been chosen to coordinate and oversee a statewide program which works directly with families and individuals facing foreclosure, utilizing funds recovered through the nationwide state-federal settlement over unlawful foreclosures, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today
BOSTON – June 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Regional Administrator Kristine Foye and Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon, announced that the City of Boston has received an additional $1.2 million to provide permanent and transitional housing for 60 formerly homeless individuals and families. The new award is part of HUD’s Continuum of Care program, which awarded $140 million in grants yesterday to nearly 900 homeless assistance programs across the country.
MRC seeks qualified housing search entities for those served by the Money Follows the Person Demonstration grant, the Acquired Brain Injury, Home and Community Based Services Waivers, and MRC state-funded programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 8, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) seeks to create a pool of qualified housing search entities (HSEs) to perform specific housing search tasks to assist in finding community-based housing for adults with disabilities and elders served by the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration grant, the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers, and MRC state-funded programs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 6, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved two disaster recovery plans in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts totaling $17.5 million to help local communities to recover from severe storms and tornadoes in 2011. These disaster plans will rely on grants provided earlier this year through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
BROCKTON – October 9, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — A year after touring an abandoned property that was being renovated through her Abandoned Housing Initiative (AHI), Attorney General Martha Coakley returned to meet the home’s new owner and tour another property that has since been rehabbed. Through the AHI program, almost 50 homes have now been renovated in Brockton, with property values of those homes rising an average 20 percent for a total increase of $1.2 million.
BOSTON – May 10, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to help Massachusetts municipalities with high rates of distressed and vacant properties turn the corner on the foreclosure crisis, Attorney General Martha Coakley today opened the application period for a $1 million grant program designed to identify and return bank-owned properties to productive residential use
BOSTON – April 12, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to increase the rehabilitation of distressed and abandoned properties in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley today opened the application period for a $5 million grant program. Utilizing funds recovered through the nationwide state-federal settlement over unlawful foreclosures, the Abandoned Housing Initiative Receivership Fund (AHI Fund) will assist local communities in mitigating the impacts of the foreclosure crisis.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 23, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — CHAPA is introducing the second phase of its Welcome Home Massachusetts initiative: Technical Assistance Grants will be offered to communities to both energize and mobilize local support for affordable housing or create additional affordable housing opportunities.
BOSTON – May 21, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — MassHousing has awarded $350,000 in financing to help create 47 new units of affordable sober housing in Boston, Chelmsford, Somerville and Westford
BOSTON, MA – November 22, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — MassHousing has awarded $300,000 in financing to help create or preserve affordable sober housing in Brockton, Lowell, Springfield and Worcester.
Boston, MA – September 1, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Thomas M. Menino today joined U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan as HUD announced that Boston is receiving $20.5M to redevelop the Woodledge/Morrant Bay Apartments and revitalize Dorchester’s Quincy Corridor.
Boston, MA – August 29, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) today announced grants totaling $1.1 million to 25 Massachusetts community organizations providing a wide variety of core legal services — from domestic violence and immigration to housing and homelessness. The $1.1 million represents an almost $50,000 increase in core legal services grants, compared with F.Y. ’10.
BOSTON, MA – May 11, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — MassHousing has awarded $150,000 in financing to help create or preserve affordable sober housing in Sandwich and Tewksbury.
Attorney General Martha Coakley Obtains Appointment of a Receiver to Manage the Pocasset Mobile Home Park
BOSTON, MA – February 24, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — A receiver has been appointed to operate and manage the Pocasset Mobile Home Park under an order obtained by Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office. The manufactured housing community located in Bourne has experienced ongoing sewage overflows from its septic system in the last year.
Congressman Tierney, Bridgewell Announce More than $1.7 Million to Build Housing for Local Seniors and Disabled Adults
Lynn, MA – July 26, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman John Tierney (D-MA) announced that Bridgewell, a Lynnfield-based nonprofit, received a $1,715,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to build ten units of housing for local seniors and residents with developmental disabilities in Lynn. The program and apartments are designed to allow residents to live independently.