DLTA, Community Compacts, and the Housing Choice Initiative
Since 2009, Massachusetts has funded the District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program to enable communities to complete a wide variety of planning projects. Working with the Commonwealth, regional planning agencies (RPAs) select and implement eligible DLTA projects from community applications. SRPEDD emphasizes projects that meet the program’s goals, have a high likelihood of creating more public and private investment, and have matching resources that enable work to span multiple years, to include more in-depth analysis, and to create improved outcomes for communities in our region.
In 2020, SRPEDD will once again 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 2020 DLTA Award Summary and our Featured Projects for examples of DLTA-funded work!
For more information, please contact Grant King (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eric Arbeene (email@example.com) at (508)-824-1367.
We look forward to working with you!