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Chapter 40B Information – what is affordable housing? what are the guidelines? Click here to go to the State website for more information→ 

What is 40B? 

On the Ground- 40B Developments Before and After

40B Fact Sheet

Since its passage in 1969, Chapter 40B has supported almost all affordable housing construction in Massachusetts outside of the Commonwealth’s largest cities. Chapter 40B promotes regional planning solutions and new housing consistent with local and regional planning needs. The law balances the regional need for affordable housing development with local public health, public safety, design, and environmental welfare needs.


Name Term
William Bowler, Chair Member 6/30/2022
David Perinchief Member 6/30/2023
Bruce Gingrich Member 6/30/2023
Andrea Philip Alternate Member 6/30/2024
Steven Derocher Alternate Member 6/30/2024


Name Contact
Mary-Ellen L. Feener Adminstrative Assistant 978-626-5250
Richard P. Maloney Building Commissioner 978-626-5246