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Community

We support communities, housing authorities and non-profit housing organizations in their efforts to create affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.

We provide a variety of resources related to affordable housing planning and development including but not limited to:

  • Drafting Request for Proposals and assisting with developer selection
  • Helping communities zone for increased density
  • Assessing site feasibility and providing other pre-development activities
  • Providing asset management education and assistance
  • Planning and assessing housing needs

We can award small grants, engage consultants, and provide staff time to assist with any topics listed on our Technical Assistance page.

We also produce publications and conducts workshops to explain the affordable housing development process, navigate the associated rules and regulations, and provide guidance on state/local resources available to communities. Visit our Publications and Materials page to learn more about our latest guidebooks and trainings.

In an effort to provide communities the most up-to-date information about policy issues at the state level, community assistance also engages in special initiatives with a variety of partner agencies. Visit our Special Initiatives page for more information about recent initiatives we’ve engaged in and research we’ve conducted.

For more information, contact Emma McGurren at 857-317-8517 or EMmcgurrent@mhp.net.


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Technical Support

The Community Assistance team provides a variety of resources related to affordable housing planning and development to communities.

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Publications & Materials

The Community Assistance team conducts workshops and creates publications to explain the affordable housing development process.

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Events

MHP sponsors and supports a variety of workshops and conferences throughout the year.

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Community News

MHP announces programs to support MBTA communities

BOSTON --- In conjunction with the release of the final guidelines for the state's new zoning requirement for MBTA communities, MHP is announcing a series of initiatives to help communities achieve compliance and create zoning that will allow for more housing near transit, downtowns and economic opportunities.

For more news, check our MHP news page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.