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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.

DHCD Technical Assistance Database

December 20, 2018

The database is a resource that tracks technical assistance (TA) program awards and grants from state agencies related to housing and planning from fiscal year 2016 - 2018. The database includes all 351 communities, even if they have not had a recent grant or technical assistance. In addition to tracking grants and TA, the database also has information about the community, such as the last reported percentage of qualified housing on the Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI), Housing Choice Initiative designation, and whether the community has passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA). 

The resources below are (1) A letter from DHCD Undersecretary, Janelle Chan, introducing and explaining the database, (2) a comprehensive list and description of all 14 TA programs tracked, (3) A print friendly PDF of the database, and (4) The actual excel sheet of the database so users can sort the data more easily. The next update of the public database will be in June 2019. 

For more information about the database, please contact Chris Kluchman, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Housing Choice Program Director at 

HUD Section 8 information

February 22, 2017

A link to U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) overview of project- based vouchers, also known as Section 8.

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.