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 Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 MassWorks Infrastructure Program will be accepted between Monday, August 18th and Friday, August 29th 2014.

Municipalities will be able to access the 2014 application through the online application system on June 1, 2014. Please email massworks@state.ma.us or call 617-788-3610 with any questions.


 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:

Each year the MassWorks Infrastructure Program measures the consistency against the program goals.  Click here to view a summary of last year's round results.

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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