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The North Suburban Consortium

The North Suburban Consortium (NSC) is an affordable housing consortium serving the communities of Malden, Medford, Arlington, Chelsea, Everett, Revere, Melrose and Winthrop.  The NSC utilizes federal HOME funds to create new affordable homeownership and rental units in these communities and rehabs older units for low income renters and owners.  The NSC also administers a First-Time Home Buyer Program for households whose first home will be located in any of these 8 communites.  Information on affordable homeownership opportunities and the First-Time Home Buyer Program is available on this website.

The lead agency for the NSC is the Malden Redevelopment Authority, as designated by the City of Malden. The other agencies responsible for administering the NSC's programs include the Housing/Community Development Departments of the member communities and other city departments, as applicable.

Local Community Action Program (CAP) agencies and various non-profit organizations involved in affordable housing development, services for homeless, elderly, disabled, substance abuse and victims of domestic violence also play an important role in assisting NSC member communities in creating and maintaining affordable housing in the North Suburban region. Find out more information on affordable housing organizations in the NSC jurisdiction by clicking on the links on the resources section of this website.

For information on affordable housing in a specific member community, feel free to visit the community development web page of that specific community listed on the resources section of this website.


Please take a moment to take the City of Malden/North Suburban Consortium
2015 Residential Consolidated Plan Survey. Your response is critical to
our ongoing Consolidated Plan process which helps us plan our programs
for the next five fiscal years.



In accordance with U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development regulations, we are required to advise residents about the progress of current federal entitlement programs and prior to drafting the FFY14 Action Plan, seek input from residents.  Click here for schedule of public hearings.


You will find all of the NSC's Annual Action Plans, as well as its 5 Year Strategic Plan and its Year End Reports under the Downloads section.

Click here to view the NSC's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing for its member communities (May 15, 2012).

Click here to view the North Suburban Consortium HOME Funds
Environmental Review.

Draft NSC Consolidated Annual Action Plan is available for public comment.  Comments can be submitted by email to
Click link to review: NSC Year 5 Action Plan (Draft) Part 1

Click link to review: NSC Year 5 Action Plan (Draft) Part 2