2019 MassHousing Annual Report - Page 19



Lt. Governor Polito (right) signs agreement
in the town of Truro
How two MassHousing Grants are
Supporting Local Housing Efforts
Truro: Extending water lines to
new housing
The shortage of new housing being built in the
A $67,500 Planning for Housing Production grant from
Commonwealth is at the root of the housing affordability
MassHousing was one piece to a puzzle that is helping
crisis and threatens the continued economic vitality
to bring affordable and workforce housing to Outer
of Massachusetts. MassHousing continues to support
Cape Cod. The MassHousing grant is helping the town
local planning efforts, engage with communities and
extend a water line to a housing site that was acquired
work with housing developers to promote smart and
through the Baker-Polito Administration’s Open for
successful housing developments.
Business Initiative, which makes available underutilized
state-owned property for economic development and
Scituate: Supporting a local vision
The Town of Scituate used a $27,000 Planning for
Housing Production grant from MassHousing to
implement the recommendations of its housing
affordable housing. Community Housing Resource is
building a 41-unit (33 affordable) rental community on
the 3.91-acre site, which had been owned and unused
by MassDOT since 1953.
production and village center plans. Creative changes
to local zoning paved the way for a variety of housing
types that were previously not allowed but still fit
with the community’s character and vision.
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