Welcome to Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Massachusetts
Our purpose is to improve and maintain a positive image of the building industry and to represent the interests of the affiliated associations by maintaining constructive involvement in government and regulatory affairs in order to meet the housing needs of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its residents.
Baker-Polito Administration Appoints New MA DEP Commissioner
On January 2, 2015, Martin Suuberg was appointed as the new Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Commissioner Suuberg has worked for environmental and natural resource agencies at both state and federal levels for nearly three decades, including almost ten years as Regional Director of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Central Region. He has also worked for the Federal Department of the Interior, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the former Department of Environmental Management. A resident of Shrewsbury, Suuberg earned undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Economics from Brown University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. We look forward to working with Commissioner Suuberg on the many issues facing the homebuilding industry.
Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory Update
As of December 5, 2014, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) released an update of the state’s Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI). The SHI Inventory lists the number of affordable units that count toward a city or town’s 10% goal under Chapter 40B. Four (4) additional communities have reached the 10% threshold (Cohasset, Danvers, Hudson and Littleton), bringing the number of cities and towns which have reached their 10% threshold to 47. An additional 19 communities have reached 9%.
During the recent midterm elections, BUILD-PAC had a 95% success rate. Meaning that the candidates BUILD-PAC supported - House and Senate, Democrat and Republican - won their elections. With a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, now is the time to open new doors on Capitol Hill and reach out to industry leaders who understand and support housing and the many related industries it touches.