December 8, 2022

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $93 Million to Build 790 Housing Units in 14 Communities

Roundtable Discussion Featured Local Officials, Advocates and Developers Discussing Housing Progrss During Past Eight Years

The Baker-Polito Administration announced $93.4 million in direct funding and $33 million in state and federal housing tax credits to support the development of 790 housing units across 14 projects at an event in Haverhill that featured a roundtable discussion about efforts during the Baker-Polito Administration to increase housing production in Massachusetts and opportunities ahead. Participants in the roundtable included Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox, as well as state legislators and representatives from quasi-public agencies, housing advocacy organizations, and housing developers. Since 2015, through state and federal housing tax credits, the Baker-Polito Administration has invested more than $1.5 billion in the affordable housing ecosystem, resulting in the production and preservation of more than 24,000 housing units, including approximately 21,000 affordable units.

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December 15, 2022

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Housing Choice Grant in Medway

Part of Community One Stop for Growth Portfolio, Program is Awarding $3,913,384 to 36 Projects

Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, Undersecretary of Community Development Ashley Stolba, and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Community Services Division Deputy Director Chris Kluchman were joined by state and local officials in Medway to celebrate the Housing Choice Grant Program awards, which include $3,913,384 to 36 projects. Among the awards, the Town of Medway received a $50,000 grant to establish multifamily housing zoning district(s) that comply with Section 3A of MGL Chapter 40A, the Multifamily Zoning Requirement for MBTA Communities.

At today’s event, officials also announced the opening of the FY24 Round of the Community One Stop for Growth Expression of Interest period, which will remain open through March 17, 2023.

“We are thrilled to see more communities leveraging state funding to pursue zoning reforms to help us meet the massive demand for housing of all kinds and comply with MBTA Communities guidelines,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “Municipal leaders understand how crucial thoughtful planning is for growing communities and changing needs, and today’s awards will help them undertake a variety of planning and small infrastructure projects to set them up for long-term success.”

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