Housing Production Plan Update 2022-23

Housing Production Plan Community Survey:

Please click here to access the survey - we appreciate your feedback and time!

Hard Copies of the survey are available at: Pleasant Street Center (49 Pleasant St) and Reading Public Library (64 Middlesex Ave)

Housing Production Plan (HPP) Documents:

What is a Housing Production Plan?

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)
PhaseWork to be DoneEstimated Schedule
Public Engagement

Develop Engagement Plan

Public Survey/Data Collection and Needs Assessment
September 2022 - October 2022

Public Forum #1October 2022

Public Forum #2November 2022
Planning Process

Review Survey Data and Debrief of Public ForumsOctober 2022 - December 2022

Draft HPPDecember 2022

CPDC Review and VoteJanuary 2023 - February 2023

Select Board Review and VoteJanuary 2023 - February 2023
Final Steps

Submit HPP to DHCDFebruary 2023