The Massachusetts Housing Partnership seeks communities that are motivated and ready to create human-centric and mobility-oriented neighborhoods to tackle some of the Commonwealth’s biggest challenges: housing, transportation, and climate change.
Communities already working to become more age- and dementia friendly know these issues well and the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative encourages our partners to consider MHP’s Complete Neighborhoods Initiative.
The program envisions a Commonwealth where networks of neighborhoods are connected by high quality mobility infrastructure. In these neighborhoods, economic opportunity and essential needs such as jobs, housing, services, and amenities are all within reach via transit, bicycle, or pedestrian networks.
A “complete neighborhood” is one where access to housing, jobs, education, essential needs, services, and amenities are all organized at the human scale. Complete neighborhoods support walkability and encourage mode shift to reduce residents’ carbon footprint. MHP hosted a webinar making the the case for complete neighborhoods.
Applications will be conducted on a competitive basis and are due on November 17th. During the application period, Christine Madore, MHP Senior Development Manager, will be available to answer questions about the program and the application process via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 857-317-8538.
All communities are eligible to apply. Regional applications consisting of multiple adjacent communities are strongly encouraged. Primary applicants can be public, private, non-profit, or for-profit entities.
More information is available here.