The Town of Westborough is working with VHB to prepare a Housing Production Plan (HPP), as defined by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC), including a comprehensive housing needs assessment, identification of affordable housing goals, and implementation strategies. This HPP will establish a framework for the planning and development of affordable housing in the Town for the next five (5) years.
Although the Town has already surpassed the goal of 10 percent on the State’s Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) (11.67 percent as of June 2023), the HPP will provide the Town with a roadmap for continued compliance with M.G.L. Chapter 40B, the Comprehensive Permit Law, and will allow the Town to maintain control over the location, scale, and character of affordable housing development projects.
As part of the project, VHB and the Planning Department staff will be reaching out to different stakeholders to identify housing goals, issues, and opportunities. Please check the webpage for updates on the progress.