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Chapter 40 B Housing Production Plan

A Housing Production Plan (HPP) is a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing by: creating a strategy to enable it to meet its affordable housing needs in a manner consistent with the Chapter 40B statute and regulation

The HPP regulation became effective on February 22, 2008 when the DHCD promulgated 760 CMR 56.00, Comprehensive Permit; Low or Moderate Income Housing. The HPP regulation is contained in 760 CMR 56.03(4). HPPs replace Planned Production under 760 CMR 31.07(1)(i).

If a community has a DHCD approved HPP and is granted certification of compliance with the plan by DHCD, a decision by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) relative to a comprehensive permit application will be deemed "consistent with local needs" under MGL Chapter 40B. "Consistent with local needs" means the ZBA's decision will be upheld by the Housing Appeals Committee.

Workshops, Presentations and Training

Chapter 40B: Past, Present & Future Conference Materials

Chapter 40B Handbook for Zoning Boards of Appeal (March 2017)

40B Highlights

DHCD Guidelines: Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans

DHCD Approved Plans

Abington Plan
Acton Plan
Amesbury Plan - contact Town Hall at 978-338-8118
Amherst Plan
Andover Plan
Arlington Plan
Ashburnham Plan
Ashland Plan
Auburn Plan

Barnstable Plan
Bedford Plan
Bellingham Plan

Belmont Plan
Berlin Plan
Billerica Plan
Bolton Plan
Bourne Plan
Boxborough Plan

Boxford Plan
Boylston Plan
Brewster Plan

Bridgewater Plan
Brookline Plan
Carlisle Plan
Carver Plan

Chatham Plan
Chelmsford Plan
Concord Plan
Danvers Plan

Dartmouth Plan
Deerfield Plan  
Dennis Plan
Dighton Plan
Douglas Plan
Dracut Plan
Dunstable Plan
Duxbury Plan
Eastham Plan
Easthampton Plan
Easton Plan
Everett Plan

Falmouth Plan
Foxborough Plan
Franklin Plan
Georgetown Plan
Gloucester Plan

Grafton Plan
Groton Plan

Groveland Plan
Hamilton Plan
Hanover Plan
Harvard Plan
Harwich Plan

Haverhill Plan
Holliston Plan
Hopkinton Plan
Hudson Plan
Ipswich Plan
Kingston Plan

Lakeville Plan

Lancaster Plan
Lenox Plan
Lexington Plan
Lincoln Plan
Littleton Plan
Lynnfield Plan

Ludlow Plan
Lunenburg Plan
Manchester by the Sea Plan
Mansfield Plan
Marion Plan
Marshfield Plan
Mashpee Plan
Maynard Plan
Medfield Plan 

Medway Plan

Merrimac Plan
Middleborough Plan
Milton Plan
Natick Plan
Nantucket Plan

North Andover Plan
North Reading Plan
Newbury Plan

Newburyport Plan
Northboro Plan
Norwell Plan
Norwood Plan
Peabody Plan

Pembroke Plan
Pepperell Plan
Petersham Plan
Phillipston Plan

Plymouth Plan
Quincy Plan
Raynham Plan

Reading Plan
Rehoboth Plan
Rockland Plan

Rowley Plan
Royalston Plan
Salisbury Plan
Sandwich Plan
Saugus Plan
Sharon Plan
Sherborn Plan
Scituate Plan
Shelburne Plan
South Hadley Plan 
Southborough Plan
Southampton Plan
Stoughton Plan
Stoughton Plan

Sterling Plan
Stow Plan
Sudbury Plan
Sunderland Plan
Swampscott Plan 
Templeton Plan
Tewksbury Plan

Townsend Plan
Truro Plan
Tyngsboro Plan
Upton Plan
Wakefield Plan
Walpole Plan
Wareham Plan
Watertown Plan
Wayland Plan Wayland Part 2

Wellesley Plan
Wenham Plan
West Boylston Plan 
Westford Plan

Westminster Plan
Westport Plan

West Newbury Plan
Weymouth Plan
Wilmington Plan

Winchester Plan
Woburn Plan 
Wrentham Plan
Yarmouth Plan

Chapter 40B Conference: Shaping the 40B Process in Your Community

Please join us on May 4th for a training on the most up-to-date information regarding Chapter 40B and how your community can work to expand affordable housing opportunities. Registration and training agenda can be found here. This training is sponsored jointly by Department of Community Development, Massachusetts Housing Partnership, MassHousing and CHAPA. Featured speakers include Chris Kluchman, FAICP, Housing Choice Program Director, Department of Housing and Community Development and Calandra Clark and Tom Hopper, Co-Directors, Center for Housing Data, Massachusetts Housing Partnership