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.



Housing Production Plan Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

HPP Production Goals

HPP Plans Approval/Expiration (1/19/2018)

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

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
Arlington Plan
Ashburnham Plan
Ashland Plan
Auburn Plan

Barnstable Plan
Bedford Plan
Bellingham 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
Falmouth Plan;
Foxborough Plan
Franklin Plan
Georgetown Plan
Gloucester Plan
Grafton Plan
Groton Plan
Groveland Plan
Hamilton Plan
Hanover Plan
Harvard Plan
Harwich Plan
Holliston Plan
Hopkinton Plan
Hudson Plan
Ipswich Plan
Kingston Plan
Lakeville Plan
Lenox Plan
Lexington Plan
Lincoln Plan
Littleton Plan
Lynnfield Plan
Lunenburg Plan
Manchester by the Sea Plan
Mansfield Plan
Marion Plan
Marshfield Plan
Mashpee Plan
Maynard Plan
Medfield Plan 
Medway Plan
Merrimack Plan
Middleborough Plan
Milton Plan
Natick Plan
Nantucket Plan
North Andover Plan
Newburyport Plan
Northboro Plan
Norwell Plan
Norwood Plan
Peabody 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 - contact Town Hall at 978-463-2266
Sandwich Plan
Sharon Plan
Sherborn Plan 
Scituate 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
Wenham Plan
West Boylston 
Westford Plan
Westminster Plan
Westport Plan
West Newbury Plan
Wilmington Plan
Woburn Plan 
Wrentham Plan
Yarmouth Plan


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