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

• State Sanitary Code – http://www.mass.gov/ago/consumer-resources/consumer-information/home-and-housing/landlord-and-tenant-law/state-sanitary-code.html

 

DHCD

• 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

 

Federal

• United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) –  www.hud.gov

 

Outside DHCD

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