Welcome to the Town of Bridgewater Affordable Housing homepage. Providing the public with information on affordable housing and current Ch. 40B projects in Bridgewater. Clicking on the links below directs to documentation or information related to each topic.
What is a "40B" Project?
Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B is a state law pertaining to local and regional affordable housing development. The reference to "40B" in affordable housing projects is regarding proposed residential development in communities that have not achieved 10% of overall housing stock.
Each community in Massachusetts is required to have a minimum 10% of its housing inventory be considered as affordable (generally 80% median household income). If a community has not achieved 10% affordable threshold, it is subject to a Zoning Board of Appeals review process known as a Comprehensive Permit allowing exceptions from zoning for dimensional, density, and parking requirements.