Strategies and best practices for the creation and preservation of affordable housing, with guides, tools and resources for local boards & committees, planners, municipal staff, developers, and volunteers.
For Planners & Municipal Staff
MBTA Zoning Compliance Technical Assistance
Complete Neighborhoods Partnership
Identifying needs and crafting action plan are keys to building successful housing strategies.Read More
Guidance on how to build support for affordable housing and specific initiatives.Read More
Zoning basics and how to create by-right land uses that will allow affordable housing development.Read More
Understanding laws and regulations that promote fairness and equal access to housing.Read More
Understanding development and how to convey public land to a developer for affordable housing.Read More
How developments are funded and how to use local public financing to support development.Read More
This toolbox was developed by Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership as part of a statewide initiative to support local officials and volunteers in their efforts to provide more affordable housing opportunities in their communities.