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A study of the economic contributions of housing in Massachusetts permitted by Chapter 40B

Since 1969, Chapter 40B of the Massachusetts General Law has provided a unique tool for the development of affordable housing.  UMDI and Professor Alan Clayton-Matthews of Northeastern University partnered to study the spending, economic linkages, and tax revenues that have resulted from the construction and occupancy of Chapter 40B-permitted housing constructed in Massachusetts from 2000 to April 2010.  The report also estimates the potential spending, linkages and tax revenues that could result from proposed Chapter 40B projects.

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Economic Contributions of Housing Permitted through Chapter 40B: Economic and Employment Linkages in the Massachusetts Economy from 2000‐2010 (PDF 0.6 MB)

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