For Planning & Municipal Staff
If you are an experienced planner familiar with housing development, you may find our Resources page most useful as it features a wide range of important links and tools, a Request for Proposals outline, model bylaws for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) and inclusionary zoning, and links to examples and case studies.
Three of the items and tools most requested by planners in our Resource library are:
- Guidelines for Writing an RFP
- A checklist of the necessary engineering tasks when evaluating a piece of municipal land
- Chapter 40B Handbook for Zoning Boards
If you are not as familiar with housing or you are new to the field, the guides on Zoning and Land Use Strategies for Housing, Fair Housing, and The Housing Development Process will help you better understand how housing is developed and the municipality’s role in planning and complying with regulations.
For all planners and municipal staff, the Local Support guide has valuable strategies on how to talk about housing in your community, build coalition, and address concerns.