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Mayor Martin J. Walsh breaks ground on Whittier Street Housing Development

Mayor Martin J. Walsh broke ground on phase one of a comprehensive redevelopment of the WhittierStreet public housing community. Made possible by a $30 million federal Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant to the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development, the entire project will rebuild and preserve 200 existing public housing apartments by replacing them on- and off-site with an expanded program of 509 units of mixed-income rental housing and 14,225 square feet of commercial space.

Chatman resigns as Executive Director-President of CHFA

Rocky Hill, Conn., - December 19, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mr. Eric Chatman has resigned as Executive Director-President of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority in order to pursue other interests. Mr. Chatman provided three months’ notice in order to facilitate the transition of the Executive Director duties and his last day of employment will be March 21, 2015. The Authority wishes Mr. Chatman well in his future endeavors

GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES $19.2 MILLION TO REVITALIZE AND EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

HARTFORD, CT - December 10, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the state has awarded $19.2 million in grants to help fund 12 affordable housing developments in the State Sponsored Housing Portfolio

CHFA Announces Syndicator-Developer Forum – Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Please join the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority for a discussion on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

Connecticut Law Could Shift Appraiser Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 29, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to sign into a law a bill that will change the state’s real estate appraiser and appraisal management regulations to bring them into compliance with federal requirements, Valuation Review reported May 21

Esty, Murphy Applaud Senate Passage of Collinsville Dam Legislation

WASHINGTON - May 26, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) applauded final passage in the U.S. Senate of H.R. 316, the Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act. The Coll...

Delaney, Carney, and Himes Statement on Johnson-Crapo Housing Reform Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 16, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Thursday, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs held a markup hearing on the Johnson-Crapo housing finance reform bill. The Johnson-Crapo plan uses the Corker-Warner proposal...

CHFA Invites Public Comment on 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 1, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- At a Board meeting held on April 24, 2014, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority Board of Directors approved the draft 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and Procedures for public comment.

GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES FUND TO SPUR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT ALONG EXPANDING...

HARTFORD, CT - May 1, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the creation of a $15 million Transit Oriented Development Pre-Development and Acquisition Fund to provide financing that will encourage developers to carry out transit oriented development in communities with station stops along the CTFastrak and New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) transit corridors

DeLauro, Warren Push for Focus on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, Most Effective Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 25, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today urged Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to address the growing issue of unaccompanied homeless youth. Unaccompanied youth live on their own, without a parent or other adult guardian, and are under age 25. According to HUD’s 2013 Point-in-Time Estimate of Homelessness, over 45,000 unaccompanied youth experience homelessness on a given night.

GOV. MALLOY ANNOUNCES FUNDS TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING THROUGHOUT THE STATE

HARTFORD, CT - April 15, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Evonne M. Klein, and Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) President and Executive Director Eric Chatman today announced inve...

GOV. MALLOY: GRANTS AWARDED TO BUILD SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS IN BRIDGEPORT, HAMDEN, HARTFORD &...

HARTFORD, CT - April 10, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that $27.9 million in grants have been approved to build four new supportive, affordable multifamily housing developments in Bridgeport, Hamden, Hartford and ...

Notice of Funding Availability – State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 9, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Housing (DOH) and the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) are pleased to announce the State-Sponsored Housing Portfolio (SSHP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

Ayala: Spanish-Language Housing Website Helping Latinos Become Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The keys to affordable homeownership are being extended to Connecticut’s Hispanic community through a new Spanish-speaking website that has been launched by the Connecticut Housing Finance Author...

Spanish Website Launch Strengthens CHFA Connection with State’s Hispanic Markets

ROCKY HILL, CONN. - April 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) is pleased to announce the availability of a Spanish-language homebuyer website. Consumers can access the new website by visiting www.hogarchfa.org...

GOV. MALLOY RELEASES MAJOR REPORT OUTLINING PLANS TO SUPPORT STATE’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PORTFOLIO OVER...

HARTFORD, CT - March 31, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy today unveiled a major report outlining his plans to utilize $300 million in funding over the next 10 years to revitalize the more than 340 properties – consisting of more ...

Connecticut Man Sentenced in Connection with Tax Free Property Exchange Business

BOSTON - March 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Connecticut man who victimized exchangors in Massachusetts was sentenced yesterday for his role in a mail and wire fraud scheme involving a tax free property exchange business.

AG Jepsen, DCP Advise Customers of Meriden Heating Oil Company to Seek Alternate Supplier

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Meriden-based Ace Oil Co. has closed its doors, and customers should seek an alternate home heating oil supplier for future deliveries, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Consumer P...

AG Jepsen: Banks Face Four New Performance Tests under National Mortgage Settlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The five mortgage servicers included in the National Mortgage Settlement must better address loan modifications, single points of contact with borrowers and billing statement accuracy under four ...

Esty Urges House Hearing on Ways to Improve Rail Safety and Reliability

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials today to urge that the subcommittee hold...

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