Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC)

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.

Contact Us


100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114


Main Office (617) 573-1100
Media Inquiries (617) 874-0126


Press Secretary Kevin Connor: kevin.connor@mass.gov

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