Photo of a tall brick building with many windows in it. On the ground floor of the building there are numerous red awnings.

Homes for Everyone

MetroCommon 2050 Goal: All residents of Metro Boston have places to live that meet their needs, and that they can afford.  

MBTA Communities/3A By the Numbers

Section 3A of MGL Chapter 40A requires MBTA communities in Massachusetts to zone for multifamily housing.

A map of the Greater Boston metro region area with the 12 Rapid Transit Communities (Braintree, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Milton, Newton, Quincy, Revere, and Somerville) colored in dark blue.

The 12 Rapid Transit Communities (RTC)

Braintree · Brookline · Cambridge · Chelsea · Everett · Malden · Medford · Milton · Newton · Quincy · Revere · Somerville

MAPC 60 years logo. Text says, "MAPC. 60 years. Metropolitan Area Planning Council." The logo includes a light green map of the region.

Did You Know?
MAPC received a $350,000 grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 1969, making it the first planning agency in the country to receive support that would fund an entire year of work.