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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.
Housing Production Plan Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
HPP Production Goals
HPP Plans Approval/Expiration
Map of Housing Production Plans: Current, Certified and Expired (2015)
Map of Housing Production Plans: Current, Certified and Expired (2013)
Map of Housing Production Plans: Current, Certified and Expired (2012)
Map of Housing Production Plans: Current, Certified and Expired (2011)
DHCD Certified Communities
Chapter 40B: Past, Present & Future Conference Materials
Chapter 40B Handbook for Zoning Boards of Appeal (March 2017)
DHCD Guidelines: Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans
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