The Massachusetts’ Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has announced the start of the winter 2017 affordable housing competition for rental projects. The deadline for submitting applications to the winter 2017 competition is February 16, 2017. On or before that date, DHCD will accept applications from sponsors whose projects were approved in January 2017 through the Department’s pre-application process. Only projects with January 2017 pre-approvals will be considered during the winter 2017 competition. All applications to the winter 2017 competition must be submitted on-line using the Department’s Mass OneStop+ web-based application. Each sponsor will be limited to no more than two project applications for available resources.

To read entire Notice of Funding Available for the winter 2017 affordable housing competition for rental projects, click here.


The HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) is a Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. HOME funds a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or home ownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people.  The Barnstable County Department of Human Services acts as the program’s lead agent, responsible to HUD for all administrative functions related to the operation of the BCHC.