The A-Z Topics Index provides links to an alphabetical index of programs and information within the Housing and Economic Development website.

The Index will always be a work in progress, so please check back often to find new topics.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, please consider searching for the information in the search module on the upper right.

Affordable Housing Development

Affordable Housing Technical Assistance

Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF)

Affordable Rental Development

Affordable Units for Rent

Affordable Units for Sale

Alternative Housing Voucher Programs (AHVP)

Application for Public Housing

Application for Rental Assistance

Business Improvement Districts (BID)

Capital Improvement and Preservation Fund (CIPF)

Chapter 40 B

Chapter 40 R

Chapter 40 S

Chapter 40 T

Chapter 43D

Chapter 43E

Cold Relief – Heating Assistance

Commercial Area Transit Node Housing Program (CATNHP)

Community Assistance and Training

Community Based Housing (CBH)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Corporation Certification (CDC)

Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC)

Community Planning Services

Community Preservation Act (CPA)

Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)

Compact Neighborhoods

Comprehensive Permit Information

Consumer Hotline

Contact Us

Creative Industries

DHCD Action Plan

DHCD Consolidated Plan

Economic Development Fund (EDF)

Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP)

Economic Industrial Corporations (EDIC)

Elderly and Handicapped Low-Income Housing

Emergency Housing Assistance

Emergency Housing Programs

Emergency Solutions Grant Program

Facilities Consolidation Fund (FCF)

Fair Housing and Civil Rights

First Time Homebuyer Program

Grants for Communities

Growth District Communities

Growth District Initiative (GDI)

Guide to State Development Resources

Heating System Repair and Replacement Program (HEARTWAP)

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)


Housing and Homeless Service Providers

Housing Appeals Committee

Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP)

Housing Innovations Fund (HIF)

Housing Legal Services

Housing Production Plan

Housing Stabilization Fund (HSF)

Housing Stabilization Notices

International Investment

International Trade

Land Use, Zoning and Subdivision Controls

Local Expedited Permitting - Chapter 43D

Local Housing Authorities

Local Housing Authorities Data Collection

Local Housing Authority Transition Housing Program

Local Initiative Program (LIP)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP)

Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Manufactured Homes Commission

Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI)

Massachusetts Rental Vouchers


McKinney Shelter Plus Care Program

Modernization of Existing Public Housing

Open Meetings – EOHED/MOBD/MOITI

Open Meetings – DHCD

Peer to Peer Technical Assistance

Permit Extension Act

Permit Regulations


Planning Grants for Local Housing Authorities

Project Based Vouchers

Public Housing

Public Housing Construction Handbook

Public Housing Design Contracts

Public Housing Designer Selection

Public Housing Formula Funding Program

Public Housing Front Ends

Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP)

Relocation Assistance (BOR)

Rental Assistance

Section 8

Section 8 Project Based Vouchers

Sell Your Deed Restricted Home

Site Selection

Smart Growth

Special Needs Housing

State Expedited Permitting - Chapter 43E

Subsidized Housing Inventory

Supportive Senior Housing Initiative

Tax Incentives

Travel and Tourism

Urban Center Housing Tax Increment Financing (UCH-TIF)

Urban Redevelopment Corporations (URC)

Urban Renewal (UR)

Weatherization Assistance

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)