In September of 2014, the City of Woburn engaged the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to conduct a housing needs and demand assessment as part of its master planning process. The overall master planning effort was also conducted by MAPC and included the identification of housing goals and implementation strategies. Phase Two of this work continued in January of 2016 with creation of a Housing Production Plan (HPP) which further explored the City’s options relative to affordable housing and identified ways to address its housing needs.
In 2016 the HPP was submitted to the State’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for approval in accordance with the provisions of 760 CMR 56.03(4). The City’s HPP was approved on September 15, 2017 and will expire on September 14, 2021.
Additionally, the State certified on August 3, 2017 that the City was in compliance with its HPP. The Certification of Municipal Compliance is effective for two (2) years and will expire on August 3, 2019.