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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.

Chapter 40B handbook for ZBAs

June 16, 2017

In March 2017, MHP, in cooperation with the state Department of Housing and Community Development, MassHousing and MassDevelopment, published an updated version of the Ch. 40B Handbook for Zoning Boards of Appeal. This new version incorporates all new guidelines issued by DHCD since the first version in 2008.

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.