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Looking for a specific report, sample RFP and other documents that explain the affordable housing process? The Housing Toolbox resource section has all the materials that appear on this site.

Model Ground Lease

August 24, 2017
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. 

Maassachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program

February 16, 2017

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.