22 Gateway City mayors and managers rally behind the Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP)
22 Gateway City mayors and managers weighed in with the House and Senate behind the Housing Development Incentive Program (HDIP). As MassINC research has shown, there is a six-year backlog of at least 41 projects totaling nearly 2,300 housing units and more than $700 million in total investment. Most Gateway Cities lack housing options for a professional workforce, which is a barrier to attracting jobs and employers.
HDIP can help create more vibrant and walkable downtowns and transit areas throughout Massachusetts, which would promote housing development in every region of Massachusetts, strengthen Gateway City finances, and help reduce segregation. The House recently included a one-time HDIP cap of $57 million followed by a permanent cap of $30 million in its economic development bill, and municipal leaders call on the Senate to do the same.Click here to view Gateway City Mayors HDIP letter to the House Speaker.