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.
 

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 April 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
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
Dunstable Plan pdf format of    dunstable.pdf  file size 2MB
Duxbury Plan pdf format of    duxbry.pdf  file size 2MB
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
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
Marshfield Plan pdf format of    mashfield.pdf  file size 2MB
Marion Plan pdf format of    marion.pdf
Marshfield 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
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