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Housing Choice Designation

The Housing Choice Designation is designed to be simple, flexible and achievable for municipalities. There are a total of 74 communities that have achieved the designation. They are able to take advantage of new financial resources, including exclusive access to the Housing Choice Community Capital Grants, and preferential treatment for many state grant and capital funding programs, including State Revolving Fund for Water and Sewer infrastructure, MassWorks, Complete Streets, MassDOT capital projects, and PARC and LAND grants.

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Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was joined by municipal officials and legislators to announce the 2018 Housing Choice Community designees.
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was joined by municipal officials and legislators to announce the 2018 Housing Choice Community designees.

Map of Housing Choice Communities

List of Housing Choice Communities as of June 2020

 

Acton
Amesbury
Amherst
Andover
Ashland
Ayer
Barnstable
Belchertown
Berlin
Beverly
Billerica
Bolton
Boston
Boylston
Bridgewater
Brockton
Burlington
Cambridge
Canton
Chelsea
Dracut
Easton
Everett
Fall River
Framingham
Franklin
Haverhill
Hingham
Hopkinton
Lawrence
Littleton
Lowell
Malden
Mansfield
Marlborough
Medfield
Medford
Medway
Melrose
Merrimac
Methuen
Middleborough
Nantucket
Newburyport
Newton
North Andover
North Attleborough
Northampton
Orleans
Plainville
Plymouth
Provincetown
Quincy
Reading
Rutland
Salem
Salisbury
Seekonk
Somerville
Stoneham
Stoughton
Sudbury
Sunderland
Swampscott
Taunton
Tewksbury
Truro
Tyngsborough
Watertown
Westford
Westwood
Weymouth
Worcester
Wrentham

 

Selected Housing Choice Community Profiles

Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Beverly
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Beverly
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Brockton
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Brockton
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Canton
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Canton
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Chelsea
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Chelsea
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Framingham
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Framingham
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Littleton
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Littleton
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Northampton
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Northampton
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Truro
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Truro
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Tyngsborough
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Tyngsborough
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Williamstown
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Williamstown
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Worcester
Profile of a Housing Choice Community - Worcester

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