This 2005 guidebook is designed to help communities and housing authorities develop affordable housing on public land.
A list showing what should go into a development agreement between a developer and a municipality.
|Many municipalities choose to dispose of land through a long term lease, as it provides a measure of control should there be problems with the development at some point in the future. This is a sample lease that MHP has developed with legal partners, for purpose of showing the elements of a lease. Any lease developed for land in your community should be developed with input from town counsel.|
Link to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fair market rent page.
An outline and overview of the architectural design process including steps in the process, responsibilities and timeline.
Budget checklist to guide developers through the typical costs associated with development of housing.
Description of team members and their responsibilities, relationship to development sponsor or owner, phase involved in the development process, capacity and experience required.
A link to the program overview of the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program, which includes program guidelines, regulations, and additional resources. The program is federally funded and competitive designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs.
A link the Department of Housing and Community Development's (DHCD) action and consolidated plan page. Action and consolidated plans are required for federal funding sources administered by DHCD.
A link to the program page of the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund. The fund is open to municipalities and nonprofits. The grant program supports predevelopment and development preservation projects.