Resources and Links
The following are documents and links to municipal, housing authority and non-profit support content authored or commissioned by MHP.
Category: MHP Guidebooks
This section contains guidebooks created by MHP's Community Housing Initiative department.
Guidebook: Community Preservation Act and Affordable Housing
How cities, towns can use CPA funds to boost affordabilityMHP and the Citizens' Housing and Planning Association's guidebook on how to use CPA funds for affordable housing.
Guidebook: Developing housing on public land - one-page checklist MHP commissioned housing consultant John Ryan to produce a development primer to serve as a checklist of what needs to be done to develop affordable housing on public land.
Guidebook: Municipal Affordable Housing Trust How to envision, shape, get support and succeed with your community's local housing trust.
Guidebook: Town of Lincoln's Declaration of Trust
Municipal Affordable Housing TrustThis document is the Town of Lincoln's Declaration of Trust and is provided to support MHP's Municipal Affordable Housing Trust guidebook. Once a housing trust is approved by the legislative body of the municipality, one of the first acts of the newly appointed board of trustees is to approve the Declaration of Trust. The Declaration of Trust is the formal document describing the organizational structure and the specific powers of the housing trust. This document is recorded at the Registry of Deeds.
One-stop online housing resource for local housuing officials, volunteersMHP and the Citizens Housing and Planning Association have teamed up to create an online affordable housing strategy web site that is designed to be a one-stop resource for housing professionals and volunteers.
Non-profit: HousingPolicy.org Toolkit MA The HousingPolicy.org Toolkit MA is an affordable housing strategy toolbox developed by Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP). The Toolbox MA provides easy access to strategies and best practices related to the preservation and production of a full range of affordable housing choices.