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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.

Ch. 40B Program Guidelines and Application

December 26, 2017

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.

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. 

Illegal Neighborhood Study 2016

August 21, 2017

An photo and mapping analysis of the zoning and characteristics of several Massachusetts highly desirable neighborhoods to see how they conform to current regulations.