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Resources

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.

Statewide CPA and trust map

March 25, 2021

The map shows which communities adopted an affordable housing trust, which communities adopted the community preservation act, and what surcharge the CPA communities use. MHP updates the map annually. Click the link below to view the map. 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidance and Checklist

April 01, 2020

As a follow up to the March 24, 2020 release of suggestions on using CPA funds for emergency rental assistance, MHP has completed additional guidance for communities and organizations on developing emergency rental assistance programs. This includes a comprehensive guide and checklist for municipal officials. 

All additional questions regarding using CPA funds for emergency rental assistance should be directed to MHP's Shelly Goehring at sgoehring@mhp.net

Instructions for MAHT report form to CPC

December 26, 2017

Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts (MAHT) created under MGL Chapter 44, section 55c are required to report Community Preservation Act (CPA) expenditures to the CPC on an annual basis. In addition to reporting new expenditures, the MAHT should also use the accompanying report form to update the CPC on any cancellations or other changes in previously report expenditures.

MAHT report form to CPC

December 26, 2017

Municipal Affordable Housing Trusts (MAHT) created under MGL Chapter 44, section 55c are required to report Community Preservation Act (CPA) expenditures to the CPC on an annual basis. This form can be used to list CPA expenditures and should be filed with the municipal official responsible for completing the CPA Projects Report (CP-3).