Housing Choice Designation

The Housing Choice Designation is designed to be simple, flexible and achievable for municipalities. There are a total of 85 communities that have achieved the designation. They are able to take advantage of new financial resources, including exclusive access to the Housing Choice Community 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 April 2022

Acton

Holliston

Orleans

Amesbury

Hopkinton

Plainville

Amherst

Lawrence

Plymouth

Andover

Lincoln

Provincetown

Ashland

Littleton

Quincy

Ayer

Lowell

Reading

Barnstable

Lynn

Rutland

Belchertown

Malden

Salem

Berlin

Mansfield

Salisbury

Beverly

Marlborough

Seekonk

Billerica

Maynard

Shrewsbury

Bolton

Medfield

Somerville

Boston

Medford

Stoneham

Boylston

Medway

Stoughton

Bridgewater

Community

Sudbury

Brockton

Melrose

Sunderland

Burlington

Mendon

Swampscott

Cambridge

Merrimac

Taunton

Canton

Methuen

Tewksbury

Chelmsford

Middleborough

Truro

Chelsea

Millbury

Tyngsborough

Eastham

Millis

Walpole

Easton

Nantucket

Watertown

Everett

Needham

Wellesley

Framingham

Newburyport

Westford

Franklin

Newton

Weymouth

Grafton

North Andover Worcester

Great Barrington

North Attleboro Wrentham

Hingham

Northampton  
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