SRPEDD has a long and proven track record of working with communities to develop or update Housing Production Plans (HPPs).
HPPs are a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing for its residents under M.G.L. Chapter 40B. These important plans are developed in partnership with local officials and community members. By taking a proactive approach to housing production, towns are much more likely to achieve both their housing and community planning goals, while also gaining more control over the 40B process.
HPPs generally consist of two parts. The first, a Housing Needs Assessment, is an inventory of a community’s housing characteristics, an evaluation of the community’s housing needs, and the identification of potential market-based or regulatory barriers to housing production. The second part is the development of housing goals and the implementation strategies to achieve them. Additional information about Housing Production Plans can be found on the Department of Housing and Community Development’s website.