Click on a grant name below to get detailed information about the grant, the funding available, how to apply, and contact information, all provided by the agency managing the grant.

 

Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF)

The Affordable Housing Trust Fund has been structured to ensure that many different types of organizations are eligible to receive financing.

Eligible applicants: include municipalities

 

Affordable Rental Development Capital Improvement and Preservation Fund (CIPF)

The Capital Improvement and Preservation Fund is a state bond funded program that seeks to preserve and improve existing privately owned, state or federally assisted affordable rental developments.

Eligible applicants: include local housing authorities

 

Commercial Area Transit Node Housing Program (CATNHP)

CATNHP is a state funded bond program available to municipalities, non-profit and for-profit sponsors to support rental housing production or rehabilitation.

Eligible applicants: municipalities, non-profit and for-profit sponsors to support rental housing production or rehabilitation

 

Community Development Block Grant

Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs.

Eligible Applicants:  qualifying cities and towns

 

First Time Home Buyer (FTHB)

The Housing Development Division of the Department of Housing and Community Development provides funding to developers, non-profit organizations and communities to  assist first time homebuyers.

Eligible Applicants:  municipalities, developers, and non-profit organizations

 

Gateway Cities Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP)

The Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP), established as M.G.L., Chapter 40V, provides Gateway Cities with a development tool to increase residential growth, expand diversity of housing stock, support economic development, and promote neighborhood stabilization in designated geographic target areas.

Eligible Applicants:  municipalities defined as Gateway Cities under M.G.L. c. 23A section 3A

 

Gateway Cities Housing Planning Grant

The Gateway Cities Housing Planning Grant supports neighborhood revitalization and efforts to create opportunities for safe and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals.

Eligible Applicants:  municipalities defined as Gateway Cities under M.G.L. c. 23A section 3A

 

Gateway Plus Action Grant

The Gateway Plus Action Grant assists local revitalization efforts through a state initiative designed to support affordable housing and economic development opportunities for mixed-income communities across Massachusetts.

Eligible Applicants:  municipalities defined as Gateway Cities under M.G.L. c. 23A section 3A

 

Housing Stabilization Fund (HSF)

The Housing Stabilization Fund (HSF) is a state funded bond program that assists in the production and preservation of affordable housing for low and moderate-income families and individuals.

Eligible applicants:  include local housing authorities and municipalities in cooperation with for- profit or non-profit developers are eligible

 

This program provides funding to municipal and non-profit agencies for programs that pay for lead paint testing and abatement in privately owned housing occupied by low-income families.

Eligible Applicants:  municipal and non-profit agencies

 

Local Initiative Program (LIP)

Local Initiative Program (LIP) is a state program that encourages the creation of affordable housing by providing technical assistance to communities and developers who are working together to create affordable rental opportunities for low- and moderate-income households.

Eligible applicants: municipalities and developers who are working together to create affordable rental opportunities for low- and moderate-income households

 

Planning Assistance Toward Housing (PATH)

The PATH program supports multi-family housing proximate to existing infrastructure, community services and public transportation, as well as projects containing ancillary commercial facilities that are secondary to the residential use of properties.  The goal of PATH is to increase the supply of multi-family housing across the Commonwealth for a range of incomes by encouraging community-based planning activities that will lead directly to housing production.  It is administered by DHCD in consultation with MassHousing, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, MassDevelopment, and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. 

Eligible applicants:  cities and towns