Regional Housing Plan | Get Involved

Join the Housing Conversation!

Over the next year, we will have numerous opportunities for people to participate in developing Merrimack Valley’s first Regional Housing Plan. In addition to in-person events in your community, and regional open houses, we have partnered with coUrbanize to launch a virtual engagement tool that you can access anytime, anywhere (including your PC, Mac, or mobile device) to provide ideas for this project. You can also contact us anytime by emailing Angela Vincent, AICP at or by calling 978-374-0519, x28.

We look forward to working with you!

Participate In-Person

This project is planning several in-person events throughout the region throughout 2017: Regional Open Houses and Community Workshops. The Regional Open House events are open to all stakeholders throughout the Merrimack Valley interested in helping to assess housing needs and identify solutions. The dates, times and locations for the Regional Open House events will be posted here, in addition to the proceedings from each event.


Regional Open House Events

The first Merrimack Valley Regional Open House was held May 24th from MV Regional Open House FINAL Agenda 5-24-176-8pm at the El Hefni Center in Lawrence. This event focused on the housing needs in the Merrimack Valley. We were pleased to have Clark Ziegler, Executive Director from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, as our keynote speaker. The evening included interactive booths, baseline information about Merrimack Valley’s demographics, and lively discussions with residents from around the region about the housing issues we are facing in the Valley. Click on the image for the Regional Open House Agenda. Notes and photos from the event will be posted shortly, but please see below for the presentations from Clark Ziegler and MVPC.

Presentations from May 24th Regional Open House

Housing Supply in the Merrimack Valley, Clark Ziegler – MHP

Housing Needs in the Merrimack Valley & Discussion Points, MVPC

Community Workshops

Community workshops will be held in 12 of the cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley to assess local housing needs, set goals, and establish strategies for addressing housing issues over the next 5 years. Click here for an updated list of scheduled individual community workshops. Presentations from each workshop will be made available here.

Community Meeting Presentations
Andover Community Housing Needs Workshop – May 15, 2017

Participate Online

MVPC has created several virtual opportunities for you to participate in the development of the Regional Housing Plan that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. We hope you consider sharing your ideas and staying up-to-date with MVPC via these tools. Feel free to share with friends, family and colleagues.


MVPC has partnered with coUrbanize to engage the entire Merrimack Valley in a virtual conversation Add Your Ideasabout how to meet the housing needs of the region’s residents today and tomorrow. We want to hear your ideas! Check out our coUrbanize project page by clicking on Add Your Ideas now.

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For more information about the Merrimack Valley Regional Housing Plan Project,
please contact: Angela Vincent, AICP at
or 978-374-0519, x28.

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