State Programs for Planning & Housing

Housing Choice Initiative

The Housing Choice Initiative provides incentives, rewards, technical assistance and targeted legislative reform to encourage and empower municipalities to plan and build the diverse housing stock that the Commonwealth needs to continue to thrive.

Housing Toolbox for Massachusetts Communities

The toolbox was created to provide easy access to information about the housing development process. It is intended mainly for those directly working for or serving municipalities. Housing advocates, non-profits, and developers will also find much of the information and tools useful as they work to create affordable housing.

The Housing Toolbox for Massachusetts Communities was developed by the Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) as part of a statewide initiative to support local officials and volunteers in their efforts to provide more affordable housing opportunities in their communities.