2024 Housing Institute conference materials HERE

LIP workshop

Since its establishment 30 years ago, the Local Initiative Program (LIP) has provided cities and towns with an effective way to collaborate with private and non-profit developers to create thousands of affordable homes. This training provides an overview of LIP, including LIP 40B and Local Action Units (LAUs). The workshop also features case studies showing how these programs have been used to create locally supported affordable housing.

Speakers include:

  • Rieko Hayashi, LAU Coordinator, Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
  • Alana Murphy, Director of Policy, LIP Coordinator, DHCD
  • Denise Gaffey, Melrose City Planner
  • Kristen Guichard, Acton Planning Director

Watch the recording.

Slides for the workshop include:

DHCD presentation, Town of Acton presentation, and City of Melrose presentation.