Educational Resources

Despite the great need for affordable housing and community development programs in the region, there are many barriers and a lack of resources to help support our work.

Get familiar with the issues

  • HousingPolicy.org offers information on state and local housing policies. HousingPolicy.org is written for use by visitors of all backgrounds and experience levels —individuals who are completely new to housing policy and veteran practitioners alike.
  • Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) – A non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development advocacy throughout Massachusetts, representing interests in the housing and community development field.
  • Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’s Executive Office for Housing provides information on housing policies, local housing authorities, and other useful housing related-resources.
  • Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) – A policy and capacity-building organization that supports and advances the affordable housing, economic development, and community-building strategies of CDCs.
  • Mass Housing – An affordable housing agency that supports the creation, preservation, and long-term viability of affordable homeownership and rental housing opportunities for Massachusetts residents with modest incomes.
  • Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) – The Massachusetts Housing Partnership is a statewide public non-profit affordable housing organization that works in concert with the governor and the Department of Housing and Community Development to help increase the supply of affordable housing in Massachusetts through lending and technical assistance.
  • National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) – National advocacy organization dedicated to expanding and preserving affordable housing.
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – The national Department of Housing and Urban Development’s site provides information and resources by state, topic, and program.


Art Party

Join us on April 14th as we kick off the 2018 Season of the Punto Urban Art Museum at North Shore CDC’s office loft in Salem.