2022 Housing Choice Designation Application 

If your municipality qualifies for designation as a Housing Choice Community, it will get exclusive access to a grant program open only to Housing Choice Communities and get bonus points or other considerations to certain Commonwealth grant programs.

Filipe Zamborlini, Community Grants Coordinator, Community Services Division

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The 2022 Housing Choice Designation application has closed. If you have questions about this and/or future application periods, please email Filipe Zamborlini, Community Grants Coordinator, at filipe.zamborlini@mass.gov.

How to apply 2022 Housing Choice Designation Application 

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Several changes have been made in 2022 that should make the Housing Choice Designation more effective for communities:

 

Housing Choice Grant Cool-Off Period: We are eliminating this grant requirement, communities will no longer have to wait 1 year after receiving a Housing Choice Grant to apply in the following grant period. E.G.: municipality received an FY22 grant, CAN apply for FY23 grant.

5-Year Designation: The Housing Choice Designation is extended from 2 to 5 years. Designated communities who applied and received designation in 2020 and 2021 will NOT need to re-designate and will have their designations extended until 2025 and 2026 respectively. These communities DO NOT need to apply and DHCD will reach out to them to inform of their designation extension.  The designation period for Communities designated in 2022 will last until 2027.

Designation Expiration: All designations will start and end on the due date for designation applications. This will ensure that no designated community will lapse in designation until their re-designation application is submitted.

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