A Housing Production Plan (HPP) is a community's proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing. The purpose of a Housing Production Plan is to identify and address the housing needs of the community. A state-regulated plan that requires approval by the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Housing Production Plan focuses on developing and preserving homes that meet the requirements of the state’s affordable housing law, commonly known as Chapter 40B.
Housing Thresholds under Massachusetts' Chapter 40B
Housing Production Plans create a strategy to enable municipalities to meet their affordable housing needs in a manner consistent with the Chapter 40B statute and regulation. The Town of Reading has made significant progress toward meeting and exceeding the state's 10% Subsidized Housing Inventory threshold. For more information on Housing Production Plans, visit Mass.gov.
Housing Production Plan (HPP) Update - Expected Schedule:
HPP SCHEDULE (September 2022-February 2023)
Work to be Done
Develop Engagement Plan
Public Survey/Data Collection and Needs Assessment