The Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) was established in 2023 to create more homes and lower housing costs for Massachusetts residents. EOHLC also distributes funding to municipalities, oversees the state-aided public housing portfolio, and operates the state's Emergency Family Shelter (EA) program.
How EOHLC is working to make housing more affordable
The Affordable Homes Act
On October 18, 2023, Gov. Healey and Lt. Gov. Driscoll unveiled the Affordable Homes Act, a bold initiative to increase housing production and invest in livable communities.
The MBTA Communities Law
The Healey-Driscoll Administration is working with 177 communities to improve zoning and optimize multifamily housing construction around the state's public transportation corridors.
Who we serve
EOHLC offers programs to help prevent homelessness and to help people afford housing. It also offers housing programs and financial assistance for municipalities, local housing authorities, non-profit organizations, and developers.
The cabinet-level secretariat was created in 2023 by the Healey-Driscoll Administration and is led by Secretary Ed Augustus. You can learn more about the creation of the new office here.