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.
Information about and application for MHP's Ch. 40B technical assistance program. The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and other relevant municipal boards in the review of specific Ch. 40B development proposals.
These two excel spreadsheets can show you how a homeownership deal works out depending on sources, uses, and other factors.
A list showing what should go into a development agreement between a developer and a municipality.