Gateway Housing Rehabilitation Program
In cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), MassHousing is pleased to announce the roll out of the Gateway Housing Rehabilitation Program (GHRP).
The GHRP addresses code violations and blighted conditions in residential properties in Gateway Cities and other similarly situated communities, as identified by DHCD. Grant funds may be used for the rehabilitation of blighted 1-4 unit residential properties and buildings that are suitable for conversion to 1-4 unit residential use. Funding is offered to emerging developers, nonprofits and municipalities to create new affordable homebuyer opportunities or to assist small landlords and homeowners struggling with major property repairs.
The $2.2 million in GHRP funding will be offered on a rolling basis, and applications will be accepted until all funds are expended. Future funding allocations will be announced on this page. Applicants may request up to $125,000 per affordable unit.
Information Sessions and Workshops
Application Information Sessions
Gateway Municipalities: Attleboro, Barnstable, Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Peabody, Pittsfield, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Westfield, Worcester.
Other Eligible Municipalities identified by DHCD: Agawam, Framingham, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Randolph, and West Springfield.
Who can apply?
Municipalities, for-profit developers and small landlords, Community Development Corporations and other nonprofit organizations may apply for funding. Owner-occupant property owners should contact their municipality to jointly apply for funding.
How can GHRP funds be used?
Gateway Housing Rehabilitation Program funds can be used for activities where the scope of work includes rehabilitation and repair of 1-4 unit properties to address major structural and code issues, or reconstruction of blighted buildings for re-use as 1-4 unit properties.
Units that receive GHRP assistance must remain affordable and available to households below 110% of Area Median Income for at least 15 years.
How to apply
The Gateway Housing Rehabilitation Program application form and instructions can be found here. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received, until all funds are expended.