RFPs show how public land can be disposed for development BOSTON, December 14, 2006 --- MHP has posted two examples of how communities have made requests for proposals (RFP) in order to dispose of land to a developer for affordable housing.
MHP offers 40B technical assistance, tracks regulatory changes BOSTON, November 6, 2006 --- In addition to offering technical assistance to local ZBAs who are negotiating with 40B developers, MHP keeps track of regulatory changes relating to 40B.
New guidelines will help cities, towns review Chapter 40B proposals DEVENS, MA, November 4, 2005 ---In an effort to help cities and towns review housing development proposals submitted under the law commonly known as Chapter 40B, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) today released new guidelines to help zoning boards of appeal review applications for comprehensive permits.
Employer-assisted homeownership program targets Worcester neighborhoods WORCESTER, August 3, 2005 --- In an effort to spark revitalization, increase homeownership rates and help local employees buy homes near their jobs, top Romney Administration officials today joined with UMass Memorial Health Care, the City of Worcester and other state and local leaders to announce an employer-assisted homeownership program aimed at the Bell Hill and East Side neighborhoods.
MHP announces housing grants to nonprofits BOSTON, April 26, 2005 --- MHP announces Production Capacity and Organization Grants to nonprofits.
Non-profit developer starts construction on 15 units in Westford WESTFORD, January 28, 2005 --- The town's effort to increase its supply of affordable housing took a major step forward today when a ceremony was held marking the beginning of construction of 15 units of affordable rental housing for families.
Regional housing meeting set for Jan. 18 NORTHAMPTON, December 23, 2004 --- In its continuing effort to provide the latest information on community-initiated housing, MHP will co-host a regional affordable housing meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Northampton.
MHP community assistance, financing helps revitalize Springfield's Lower Liberty neighborhood SPRINGFIELD, August 25, 2004 --- A Springfield neighborhood recently celebrated the renovation of 55 apartments and the construction of 36 new apartments. The effort illustrates MHP's ability to spark neighborhood revitalization at the grass-roots level, and then support it over the long haul with long-term fixed rate financing.
Workshop to focus on developing housing on public land FRAMINGHAM, August 23, 2004 - A workshop on how to develop affordable housing on municipal land will be held on Monday, September 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Memorial Building, 150 Concord Street, Framingham.
MHP holds community meeting in Lawrence LAWRENCE, May 24, 2004 --- A cross-section of approximately 30 public officials, community and business leaders attended a community meeting hosted by MHP. The meeting was held so MHP could hear more about affordable housing needs in the city of Lawrence.