The Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) was established in 2023 to create more homes and lower housing costs in every region. EOHLC also distributes funding to municipalities, oversees the state-aided public housing portfolio, and operates the state's EA family shelter.
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Who we serve
The Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) is charged with creating more homes in Massachusetts and lowering housing costs for residents.
Formerly known as the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), EOHLC works with municipalities, local housing authorities, non-profit organizations, and development partners to provide provide affordable housing options, financial assistance, and other support to Massachusetts communities.-
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.
We oversee different types of assistance and funding for consumers, businesses, and non-profit partners. The A to Z listing page may come in handy. Learn about the Public Charge Rule and Temporary 2020 Census Work income and how they may impact you.
If you are a person or family looking for housing assistance, please visit the featured services below.
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What would you like to do?
- Community Development, Planning and Funding
- Emergency Housing Assistance Programs
- Housing Development Programs
- Home Energy Assistance Programs
- Public Housing Assistance Programs
- Rental Assistance Programs
- EOHLC Legal Resources
- EOHLC Commissions and Committees
- EOHLC Agencies and Partners Listings
- EOHLC Public Records Requests, Open Meetings