Published in 2003, the Housing Needs Workbook is designed to assist communities in assessing local housing needs for families, seniors, special needs populations, and owners and renters.
This 2005 guidebook is designed to help communities and housing authorities develop affordable housing on public land.
Written in partnership with the state Attorney General’s Office, this publication explains how communities can use receivership to stabilize properties and neighborhoods.
This publication is a companion to MHP's Municipal Affordable Housing Trust guidebook and is intended to help municipal official delve into the details of how to operate new or established housing trusts.
This is a 2013 update of a 2009 publication on how to envision, shape, get support and succeed with your community's local housing trust.
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.
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).
Materials from the Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) and lottery training in held on May 9, 2017. Provides an overview of the key components of putting together an Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan, Fair Housing considerations for marketing plans and lotteries, rental and homeownership lottery walkthroughs, and post-lottery responsibilities.
An updated version of the "CPA and Affordable Housing" guidebook with eligible uses based on the 2012 amendments to the original legislation. This guidebook is intended to be a comprehensive resource for CPC members and other involved citizens.
A glossary of affordable housing terms.