Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Massachusetts General Law c.121B – Housing and Urban Renewal – http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXVII/Chapter121B
• Open Meeting Law Guide – http://www.mass.gov/ago/government-resources/open-meeting-law/attorney-generals-open-meeting-law-guide.html
• State Code of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees – http://www.mass.gov/ig/publications/manuals/30bmanl.pdf
• State Ethics Training – http://www.stateprog.eth.state.ma.us
• State Code of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees – https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter268A
• Chapter 30B Manual, Goods and Services Procurement – http://www.mass.gov/ig/publications/manuals/30bmanl.pdf
• Central Register Forms – To advertise construction and design projects –http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcentral/infosubmit.htm
• Prevailing Wage Program – http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/prevailing-wage-program/
• Designing and Constructing Public Facilities Manual, a how-to for public bidding of construction projects – http://www.mass.gov/ig/publications/manuals/dcmanual.pdf
• Public Records Law – http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/guide.pdf
• DHCD’s website – http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/dhcd/
• DHCD Regulations: Code of Massachusetts Regulations 760 CMR – http://www.mass.gov/hed/economic/eohed/dhcd/legal/regs/
• DHCD Public Housing Programs – http://www.mass.gov/hed/housing/ph-manage/
• DHCD regularly releases Public Housing Administration Notices (PHNs) online –http://www.mass.gov/hed/housing/ph-manage/public-housing-administration-notices.html
• Resources for Local Housing Authorities - http://www.mass.gov/hed/housing/ph-manage/resources-for-local-housing-authorities.html
• United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – www.hud.gov
In addition to DHCD and HUD, there are several organizations focused on public and affordable housing across the Commonwealth that can serve as useful resources:
• Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) – http://www.chapa.org/
• Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) – http://www.mhp.net/
• The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (MassNAHRO) – http://www.massnahro.org/
• MassHousing – https://www.masshousing.com
• MassUnion – http://massunion.org/
Documents of Interest
• Training Manual for Local Housing Authority Board Members – http://www.mass.gov/hed/housing/ph-manage/resources-for-local-housing-authorities.html
• The Commissioner’s Handbook from Mass NAHRO – available from MassNAHRO.
• Protecting the Commonwealth’s Investment, CHAPA – http://www.chapa.org/sites/default/files/PublicHousingStudy_0.pdf
• The Real Cost of Housing in Massachusetts, DHCD – http://www.mass.gov/hed/docs/dhcd/ph/ph-reform/reportontherealcost.pdf
• Report of the Commission for Public Housing Sustainability and Reform, DHCD – http://www.mass.gov/hed/docs/dhcd/ph/ph-reform/publichousingcommissionreport0612.pdf
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