DLTA, Community Compacts, and the Housing Choice Initiative

Since 2009, Massachusetts has funded the District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program to enable communities to work on projects that they would otherwise be unable to complete.  Working with the Commonwealth, regional planning agencies (RPAs) select and implement eligible DLTA projects from community applications.  We emphasize projects that meet the program’s goals and have a high likelihood of creating more public and private investments.

In 2019, SRPEDD will respond to the needs of our communities to PLAN AHEAD FOR GROWTH and to PLAN AHEAD FOR HOUSING, including supporting the new HOUSING CHOICE INITIATIVE. SRPEDD will also continue to support the Baker-Polito Administration’s Community Compact Cabinet's BEST PRACTICES PROGRAM. This program allows communities and the Commonwealth to agree on areas of shared interest (called “Best Practices”). RPAs are in a natural position to provide expert technical assistance to meet these goals and to work in partnership with the Commonwealth and the communities we serve.

Please check out our 2019 DLTA Award Summary for more information on our current projects!

For more information, please contact Grant King or Eric Arbeene at 508.824.1367.  Also, please explore our DLTA Project Archive for examples of past work.

We look forward to working with you!

Additional DLTA Resources

Community Compact Cabinet (CCC) Website

CCC Best Practice Areas

2019 DLTA Brochure and Application

2019 DLTA Award Summary

2019 DLTA Selection Criteria Worksheet

SRPEDD's DLTA Technical Assistance Archive

Massachusetts Sustainable Development Principles


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