Housing Production Plan
Housing Lynn: A Plan for Inclusive Growth is a community-driven process that will establish goals and strategies to expand and diversify Lynn’s housing stock and increase affordability for people with a range of incomes. The plan will also fulfill all requirements of a Housing Production Plan under M.G.L. Chapter 40B.
This plan will focus on objectives pertaining to both Affordable Housing and market-rate development based on current and future housing need, given development constraints and opportunities. Through this planning process, the Lynn community can proactively influence development to guide the type, amount, and location of future housing, and signal to developers what kinds of future development is preferred.
The City of Lynn, through the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development and the Mayor’s Office, is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to conduct this planning process and draft a plan.
This plan includes several sections:
- Background on past Lynn plans and recent context;
- A Housing Needs Assessment reviewing demographic and housing data, including projections, to understand current and future housing needs;
- An analysis of development constraints, impacts, and opportunities, including specific locations suited to specific kinds of residential development; and
- Goals and strategies to grow the stock of Affordable Housing and market-rate housing in Lynn, including an implementation plan.
Kicking off in early 2020, the planning process engaged people across Lynn, including groups historically excluded from urban planning processes—such as people of color, renters, low-income residents, non-native English speakers, and many others.
Learn more about the Housing Production Plan here.
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