Regional Housing Plan | Related Information

Related Housing Resources

The Merrimack Valley Regional Housing Plan project has many facets and will include reference to a number of important local, regional, state and national resources. This page will be continually Purpose of HPPpopulated with related housing resources to help the newbie to housing planning and keep the seasoned person fresh.

To jump-start this project, we want to introduce you to the various housing production plans (see right) that will serve as a starting point for the local planning efforts in the Merrimack Valley. A housing production plan is a five-year strategy to develop affordable housing in a community. While the Merrimack Valley Regional Housing Plan will include strategies for creating housing for all, we are using these plans as a starting place.

Please note: some communities in the region do not have a housing production plan yet.

Amesbury Housing Production Plan

Boxford Housing Production Plan

Georgetown Housing Production Plan

Merrimac Housing Production Plan

Newburyport Housing Production Plan

North Andover Housing Production Plan

Rowley Housing Production Plan

Salisbury Housing Production Plan

West Newbury Housing Production Plan

Housing Resources

Here are several great housing resources from statewide peers and partners:

Economic and Business Case for Affordable Housing – presentation from Mass Housing Institute and Market Street

Our Homes, Our Voices – Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding. Great statistics on affordable housing.

Getting There – Documentary on how to use inclusive, universal design techniques to create better spaces for all people.

Massachusetts Housing Portal

MAPC’s 2017 State of Equity Report – Regional Indicators

Joint Center for Housing Studies – Harvard University, State of the Nation’s Housing Report

Institute for Human Centered Design – focuses on how to enhance the experience of all ages and abilities through universal, accessible design features in our communities

AARP’s Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities according to the services and amenities available to residents of all ages, with a focus on our seniors. What’s your community’s score?

MA Healthy Aging Collaborative and Age-Friendly Communities

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission helps individuals with disabilities live and work independently.

Northeast Independent Living Program is a consumer controlled Independent Living Center providing advocacy and services to people with all disabilities who wish to live independently in the community.

Please check back on this page for new resources that will be made available throughout the project.

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

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