Handbook: Approach to Chapter 40B Design Reviews pdf format of handbook-approachtoch40b-designreview.pdf
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The 40B Design Handbook is a result of a collaborative process of the four Massachusetts housing agencies that are authorized to review and approve site eligibility for Chapter 40B affordable housing developments.

This handbook is a reflection of these agencies and their commitment to ensuring that 40B affordable housing developments adhere to high standards of site and building design that enhance the quality of life for residents and the communities in which they reside.

Chapter 40B has a long history of succession Massachusetts. Enacted in 1969, it is credited with having produced over 58,000 units of housing for owners and renters, seniors and families, special needs households and veterans.

This handbook strives to create a shared language and vision of well-designed housing in order to create models of success for future developments to follow. Affordable housing is an art as well as an industry and we are committed to marrying the two.