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Mass Union of Public Housing Tenants Policy Board announces the 2018 Annual spring Convention april 27-29th

The Mass Union of Public Housing Tenants Policy Board and Staff would like to announce its 2018 Spring Convention will take place on April 27-29, 2018.  This event will be hosted at the Four Point Hotel, 1125 Providence Turnpike, Norwood MA with the Convention Theme: A New Beginning!

Mass Union’s affiliates and friends were able to change the way public housing is managed and build new partnerships in cities and towns. New state regulations encourage partnerships between residents, management and private sector organizations. DHCD encourage Local Tenant Organizations (LTO) to participate in all policy planning as directed in the new “Tenant Participation Regulations.”
The Bullying Commission has published its final report. There will be a summary of the report and a discussion on next steps. We have invited federal and state officials to speak to the changes in public housing management.  A roundtable discussion with venders on accessing services for public housing seniors and disabled residents. Experts will be speaking on the future of Medicare and Medicaid.

State Public Housing Regulations What’s New?

In April 2017, the state released new regulations for state public housing.  
If you live in state public housing, here are a few highlights about what is new.

New Yearly Plans
Housing authorities with state public housing must submit a yearly plan to the Department of Housing and Community Development. These plans will include repair plans and ...

DHCD releases new updated "760cmr" regulations

DHCD Has released its new, updated "760cmr" regulations, and we have them for you here!!

MASSACHUSETTS UNION Comments on amendments to proposed state public regulations

Just last week,Jack Cooper, Exutive Director of MUPHT, in an email to Ian Meyer, Dept. of Housing and Community Development respectfully submited these comments to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in response to proposed changes to regulations that impact public housing residents.

To read the entire 5-page document you can either click here... ,view the pdf version..., or to view MUPHT and otherorganizations' 2016 comments on proposed state public housing regulations click:
http://www.masslegalservices.org/content/comments-proposed-state-public-housing-regulations.