2023 Housing Choice Communities Designation Application Now Open

The Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce the opening of the 2023 Housing Choice Communities Designation application. Age-and dementia friendly community efforts that include improving housing options are encouraged to support and advocate within their cities and towns for this recognition, which provides access and priority in relevant state funding opportunities.

The Housing Choice Initiative rewards municipalities that have produced certain rates or amounts of new housing units in the last five years and that adopted best practices related to housing production that will sustain a 21st century workforce and increase access to opportunity for Massachusetts residents.

Communities that achieve the Housing Choice Community designation have exclusive access to apply for the Housing Choice Grant Program and receive bonus points or other considerations to other participating Housing Choice programs.

Applications will be accepted until March 3, 2023 at 5:00pm. Details, application, and related materials can be found at https://www.mass.gov/how-to/housing-choice-designation-application.