This reference guide, provided by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is for Massachusetts residents seeking information on housing for low and moderate income families and individuals. Most housing in Massachusetts is rented or sold through the private real estate market. However, there are numerous agencies and organizations that provide lower cost, subsidized housing for those who cannot afford market rate rents or home prices.
Community Planning and Funding Services
Find information about who can assist you in this time of need and give you guidance on shelter services.
Housing Development programs provide funding opportunities to for-profit and non-profit developers.
DHCD's Energy Programs provide eligible households assistance with home heating services.
There are different types of housing available for low-income families, elderly persons, and those with disabilities. Congregate and supportive housing with assisted living services may also be available.
Rental assistance programs provide financial aid to help low-income persons rent apartments other than apartments in public housing developments.
Resources available regarding current regulations, proposed regulations, M.G.L.'s, appeals, hearings, fair housing, and other legal information.
The Department of Housing and Community Development oversees the following commissions: Indian Affairs, Housing Appeals, Manufactured Homes and the Rural Policy Advisory Commission
DHCD Agencies and Partners Listings
Pubic Records Requests, Fraud Waste and Abuse Reporting, Open Meeting Notices and secured access for business partner online web services.