The Fiscal Impact of Mixed-Income Housing Developments on Massachusetts Municipalities
This study, prepared by the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts on behalf of CHAPA, is to determine whether mixed-income developments that have been built in the state did, in fact, place burdens on their communities. The report attempts to add to public understanding of two fundamental questions that often confront new construction in municipalities: Does the housing development increase net costs over time? Does the housing development pay its fair share of town costs over time? The UMass Donahue Institute conducted the study over the course of nine months and incorporated extensive field work in seven municipalities with mixed-income, homeownership developments.