Useful Links for Local Housing Authorities

Information

Information

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

• Massachusetts General Law c.121B – Housing and Urban Renewal  – http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXVII/Chapter121B

• Open Meeting Law Guide –
http://www.mass.gov/ago/government-resources/open-meeting-law/attorney-generals-open-meeting-law-guide.html

• State Code of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees  –
http://www.mass.gov/ig/publications/manuals/30bmanl.pdf

• State Ethics Training –
http://www.stateprog.eth.state.ma.us

• State Code of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees –  https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartIV/TitleI/Chapter268A

• Chapter 30B Manual, Goods and Services Procurement –
http://www.mass.gov/ig/publications/manuals/30bmanl.pdf

• Central Register Forms – To advertise construction and design projects –http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcentral/infosubmit.htm

• Prevailing Wage Program –
http://www.mass.gov/lwd/labor-standards/prevailing-wage-program/

• Designing and Constructing Public Facilities Manual, a how-to for public bidding of construction projects –  http://www.mass.gov/ig/publications/manuals/dcmanual.pdf

• Public Records Law –

• State Sanitary Code –
http://www.mass.gov/ago/consumer-resources/consumer-information/home-and-housing/landlord-and-tenant-law/state-sanitary-code.html

 

DHCD

Facility-level data re: state public housing, including c. 200, c. 667, and certain c. 705 developments

• DHCD’s website

• DHCD Regulations: Code of Massachusetts Regulations 760 CMR

• DHCD Public Housing Programs

• DHCD regularly releases Public Housing Administration Notices (PHNs) online

 

Federal

• United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) –  
www.hud.gov

 

Outside DHCD

In addition to DHCD and HUD, there are several organizations focused on public and affordable housing across the Commonwealth that can serve as useful resources:

• Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) –
http://www.chapa.org/

• Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) –
http://www.mhp.net/

• The Massachusetts Chapter of  the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (MassNAHRO) – http://www.massnahro.org/

• MassHousing –
https://www.masshousing.com

• MassUnion –
http://massunion.org/

 

Documents of Interest

• Training Manual for Local Housing Authority Board Members

• The Commissioner’s Handbook from Mass NAHRO – available from MassNAHRO

• Protecting the Commonwealth’s Investment, CHAPA –
http://www.chapa.org/sites/default/files/PublicHousingStudy_0.pdf

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