The Town of Lincoln continues to make a commitment and investment to affordable housing. Lincoln has met the State requirement under M.G.L. Chapter 40B by offering at least 10% of the year round housing units in the Town as affordable, and has met this threshold for many years (see more here at Mass.gov). Unlike most Massachusetts towns, Lincoln has achieved the state’s 10% affordable housing goal without ever having to issue a Chapter 40B comprehensive permit. Lincoln has taken a unique approach to affordable housing by creating opportunities through its own local initiatives: by adopting zoning incentives, granting special permits, investing local revenues and Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. The Town, through its Board of Selectmen, has supported many of these initiatives. The Town boards charged with facilitating affordable housing in Lincoln are the Lincoln Housing Commission, Lincoln Affordable Housing Trust, and the Housing Options Working Group. The 2014 Lincoln Housing Plan was prepared by the Lincoln Housing Commission in order to foster economic, racial, ethnic, and age diversity among Lincoln's citizenry through its educational, housing and other public policies.
Details on Lincoln’s affordable housing inventory can be found in the Housing Inventory section of the RHSO website.