Overview

A Housing Production Plan (HPP) is a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing by: creating a strategy to enable it to meet its affordable housing needs in a manner consistent with the Chapter 40B statute and regulations; and producing housing units in accordance with the HPP.

The HPP regulation became effective on February 22, 2008 when the DHCD promulgated 760 CMR 56.00, Comprehensive Permit; Low or Moderate Income Housing. The HPP regulation is contained in 760 CMR 56.03(4). HPPs replace Planned Production under 760 CMR 31.07(1)(i).

If a community has a DHCD approved HPP and is granted certification of compliance with the plan by DHCD, a decision by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) relative to a comprehensive permit application will be deemed "consistent with local needs" under MGL Chapter 40B. "Consistent with local needs" means the ZBA's decision will be upheld by the Housing Appeals Committee.
 

2014 Housing Production Plan (HPP)/ Survey of Implementation and Outcomes pdf format of 2014hppsurvey.pdf

Regulations doc format of hpregs.doc

Housing Production Plan Guidelines pdf format of hpp-guidelines.pdf
(updated May 2013)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) doc format of hpfaq.doc

HPP Production Goals pdf format of hppproductiongoals.pdf
(updated per 2010 census)

Valid Housing Plans doc format of validhousingproductionplans.doc
- as of  December 12, 2013

Housing Plans pdf format of hpplans.pdf
- Approval/Expiration dates September 2003 to October 28, 2014

Map of Housing Production Plans: Current, Certified and Expired pdf format of mapofhpp-plans2013.pdf
(May 2013)

Map of Housing Production Plans: Current, Certified and Expired pdf format of mapofhpp-plans2012.pdf
(Nov 2012)

Map of Housing Production Plans: Current, Certified and Expired pdf format of mapofhpp-plans.pdf
(Dec 2011)

DHCD Certified Communities doc format of certcomm.doc
 

Workshops, Presentations and Training

Chapter 40B: Past, Present & Future Conference Materials

40B Highlights pdf format of 40b-highlights.pdf
file size 1MB

DHCD Guidelines: Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans pdf format of dhcdguidelines-affirmativefairhousing.pdf
file size 1MB

Other Resources

Massachusetts Housing Partnership - Housing Needs Workbook

DHCD Approved Plans:

Abington Plan pdf format of abington.pdf
Acton Plan pdf format of acton.pdf
file size 2MB
Amesbury Plan - contact Town Hall at 978-338-8118
Amherst Plan pdf format of amherst.pdf
file size 4MB
Ashburnham Plan pdf format of ashburnham.pdf
file size 1MB
Barnstable Plan 2010 doc format of barnstable2010.doc
file size 1MB
Barnstable Plan pdf format of barnstable.pdf
Barnstable Town Plan pdf format of barnstable2.pdf
Bedford Plan pdf format of bedford.pdf
Bellingham Plan pdf format of bellingham.pdf
file size 1MB
Berlin Plan pdf format of berlin.pdf
file size 1MB
Billerica Plan pdf format of billerica.pdf
file size 3MB
Bolton Plan pdf format of bolton.pdf
Bourne Plan- contact Town Hall at 508-759-0615
Boxborough Plan pdf format of boxborough.pdf
file size 3MB
Boxford Plan pdf format of boxford.pdf
Boylston Plan pdf format of boylston.pdf
Brewster Plan pdf format of brewster.pdf
file size 1MB
Bridgewater Plan pdf format of bridgewater.pdf
file size 21MB
Carlisle Plan pdf format of carliisle.pdf
Carver Plan pdf format of carver.pdf
Chatham Plan pdf format of upton.pdf
file size 7MB
Chelmsford Plan pdf format of chelmsford.pdf
file size 3MB
Concord Plan pdf format of concord.pdf
file size 5MB
Danvers Plan pdf format of danvers.pdf
file size 4MB
Dartmouth Plan pdf format of dartmouth.pdf
file size 1MB
Deerfield Plan pdf format of deerfield.pdf
file size 4MB  
Dennis pdf format of dennis.pdf
file size 2MB
Dighton Plan pdf format of dighton.pdf
file size 5MB
Douglas Plan pdf format of douglas.pdf
Dracut Plan pdf format of dracut.pdf
file size 5MB
Dunstable Plan pdf format of dunstable.pdf
file size 2MB
Duxbury Plan pdf format of duxbry.pdf
file size 10MB
Eastham Plan pdf format of eastham.pdf
Easton Plan pdf format of easton.pdf
file size 3MB
Falmouth Plan pdf format of falmouth.pdf
Falmouth Plan; doc format of falmouth.doc
file size 1MB revised January 09
Foxborough Plan pdf format of foxborough.pdf
file size 1MB
Franklin Plan pdf format of franklin.pdf
file size 2MB
Georgetown Plan pdf format of georgetown.pdf
file size 3MB
Grafton Plan pdf format of grafton.pdf
file size 2MB
Groton Plan pdf format of groton.pdf
Groveland Plan pdf format of groveland.pdf
file size 2MB
Hamilton Plan pdf format of hamilton.pdf
file size 2MB
Hanover Plan pdf format of hanover.pdf
file size 1MB
Harvard Plan doc format of harvard.doc
Harwich Plan pdf format of harwich.pdf
file size 1MB
Holliston Plan pdf format of holliston.pdf
Hubbardston pdf format of hubbardston.pdf
Hopkinton Plan pdf format of hopkinton.pdf
file size 1MB
Ipswich Plan pdf format of ipswich.pdf
Kingston Plan pdf format of kingston.pdf
Lakeville Plan pdf format of lakeville.pdf
file size 1MB
Lenox Plan pdf format of lenox.pdf
file size 2MB
Lexington Plan pdf format of lexington.pdf
file size 1MB
Lincoln Plan pdf format of lincoln.pdf
file size 2MB
Littleton Plan pdf format of littleton.pdf
file size 3MB
Lynnfield Plan doc format of lynnfield.doc
Lunenburg Plan pdf format of lunenburg.pdf
file size 1MB
Mansfield Plan pdf format of mansfield.pdf
Marion Plan pdf format of marion.pdf
Marshfield Plan pdf format of marshfield.pdf
Mashpee Plan pdf format of mashpee.pdf
Medway Plan doc format of medway.doc
file size 6MB
Merrimack Plan pdf format of merrimack.pdf
file size 6MB
Middleborough Plan - contact Town Hall at 508-946-2425
Milton Plan pdf format of milton.pdf
Natick Plan pdf format of natick.pdf
file size 1MB
Nantucket Plan pdf format of nantucket.pdf
North Andover Plan pdf format of noandover.pdf
file size 2MB
Newburyport Plan pdf format of newburyport.pdf
file size 3MB
Northboro Plan pdf format of northboro.pdf
Norwell Plan pdf format of norwell.pdf
Norwood Plan pdf format of norwood.pdf
file size 24MB
Peabody Plan pdf format of peabody.pdf
file size 8MB
Pepperell Plan pdf format of pepperell.pdf
file size 5MB
Petersham Plan pdf format of petersham.pdf
Phillipston Plan pdf format of phillipston.pdf
file size 2MB
Plymouth Plan doc format of plymouth.doc
file size 6MB
Quincy Plan pdf format of quincy.pdf
Raynham Plan pdf format of raynham.pdf
file size 5MB
Reading Plan pdf format of reading.pdf
file size 2MB
Rowley Plan pdf format of rowley.pdf
Royalston Plan pdf format of royalston.pdf
file size 2MB
Salisbury Plan - contact Town Hall at 978-463-2266
Sandwich Plan pdf format of sandwich.pdf
Sharon Plan pdf format of sharon.pdf
file size 1MB
Scituate Plan pdf format of scituate.pdf
file size 5MB
Southborough Plan pdf format of soutboro.pdf
Southampton Plan pdf format of southampton.pdf
file size 2MB
Stoughton Plan pdf format of stoughton2.pdf
file size 2MB
Stoughton Plan pdf format of stoughton.pdf
file size 1MB (2006
Sterling Plan doc format of sterling.doc
Stow Plan pdf format of stow.pdf
file size 2MB
Sudbury Plan pdf format of sudbury.pdf
file size 1MB
Sunderland Plan pdf format of sunderland.pdf
file size 12MB
Templeton Plan pdf format of templeton.pdf
file size 23MB
Tewksbury Plan pdf format of tewksbury.pdf
file size 8MB
Townsend Plan doc format of townsend.doc
Truro Plan pdf format of truro.pdf
file size 1MB
Tyngsboro Plan pdf format of tyngsboro.pdf
file size 8MB
Upton Plan pdf format of upton.pdf
file size 7MB
Wakefield Plan
Walpole Plan pdf format of walpole.pdf
file size 9MB
Wareham Plan pdf format of wareham.pdf
file size 1MB
Watertown Plan pdf format of watertown.pdf
file size 3MB
Wayland Plan pdf format of wayland.pdf
file size 1MB
Wenham Plan pdf format of wenham.pdf
file size 6MB
West Boylston pdf format of westboylston.pdf
file size 1MB
West Newbury Plan doc format of wnewbury.doc
file size 34MB 
Westford Plan pdf format of westford.pdf
file size 4MB
Westminster Plan pdf format of westminster.pdf
file size 5MB
Westport Plan pdf format of westport.pdf
file size 1MB
West Newbury Plan doc format of wnewbury.doc
file size 34MB
Wilmington Plan pdf format of wilmington.pdf
Wrentham Plan pdf format of wrentham.pdf
Yarmouth Plan pdf format of yarmouth.pdf
file size 1MB