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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 78 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 March 2021

Acton

Holliston

Plainville

Amesbury

Hopkinton

Plymouth

Amherst

Lawrence

Provincetown

Andover

Lincoln

Quincy

Ashland

Littleton

Reading

Ayer

Lynn

Rutland

Barnstable

Lowell

Salem

Belchertown

Malden

Salisbury

Berlin

Mansfield

Seekonk

Beverly

Marlborough

Somerville

Billerica

Maynard

Stoneham

Bolton

Medfield

Stoughton

Boston

Medford

Sudbury

Boylston

Medway

Sunderland

Bridgewater

Melrose

Swampscott

Brockton

Merrimac

Taunton

Burlington

Methuen

Tewksbury

Cambridge

Millbury

Truro

Canton

Middleborough

Tyngsborough

Chelsea

Nantucket

Walpole

Easton

Newburyport

Watertown

Everett

Newton

Wellsley

Framingham

North Andover

Westford

Franklin

North Attleboro

Weymouth

Great Barrington

Northampton

Worcester

Hingham

Orleans

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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