Affordable Housing

MPHA supports policies that increase access to affordable, quality homes by: 

  • Increasing resources to build new affordable housing and improve the quality of existing housing throughout the state 
  • Supporting the stability of tenants and low-income homeowners to prevent displacement 
  • Reducing exclusionary land use practices that inhibit development of new affordable homes near transit and jobs 
  • Expanding access to supportive services that prevent homelessness and help people maintain housing 

Building Partnerships for Affordable Housing and Health Equity

MPHA is leading a statewide effort to bring together healthcare leaders and housing advocates to address the affordable housing crisis in Massachusetts and its impact on health outcomes statewide. In conjunction with our partners, we have developed the Massachusetts Principles for Healthy and Affordable Housing and are inviting a wide array of organizations to join us in endorsing this statement.  We have also developed training tools to educate leaders within health care institutions about: 1) the housing policy landscape in Massachusetts, 2) the health impacts of inadequate healthy affordable housing, and 3) current health care & housing partnerships in Massachusetts.

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