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 September 9, 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

DHCD Guidelines: Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans pdf format of dhcdguidelines-affirmativefairhousing.pdf

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