Housing that Works and Governor Patrick’s 10,000 Multi-unit Production Goal
In November, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick announced the Commonwealth’s goal of creating 10,000 multi-family housing units per year through 2020, a first in the nation statewide housing production goal. The Patrick Administration is focused on promoting Multi-Unit Housing so that the State can keep and attract the workforce that fuels our innovation economy. The “Housing that Works” initiative is particularly focused on promoting multi-family housing in city and town centers, near transit and well-connected to employment.
MassWorks 2013 Awards Aligned with Governor Patrick’s 10,000 Multi-Unit Goal
The MassWorks Infrastructure Program is pleased to announce the 2013 MassWorks Awards . This year, the MassWorks Program placed a priority on funding mixed-use multi-family housing in support of Governor Patrick’s 10,000 housing unit per year production goal. In total 33 projects were selected totaling nearly $79 million in awards. We are pleased to announce that an estimated 2,500 housing units will be created and significant private investment will be made in the near term as a result of the MassWorks investments in infrastructure. Read the Press Release here.
The MassWorks Infrastructure Program plays a key role in helping to advance many of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development’s key initiatives including:
- Choosing to Compete in the 21st Century
- Planning Ahead for Growth and Housing that Works
- Advancing the State’s Sustainable Development Principles
- Supporting Interagency Collaboration and Coordination
- Ensuring Consistency with Land Use Priority Plans / Regional Planning Initiatives
- Encouraging Prompt and Predictable Permitting
State Honored with Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Award
On November 6, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki accepted a national award from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) recognizing the Housing that Works Initiative. This award recognized the Patrick Administration’s leadership in pursuing a strategy to increase the supply of housing needed, and in the places needed, for its workforce. ULI also recognized the Commonwealth’s comprehensive set of policies and programs designed to encourage housing for those with a middle range of incomes.
This award also recognizes the work of the Legislature and the quasi-public agencies which support housing: MassHousing, MassDevelopment, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, and the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation.
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