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The North Suburban Consortium

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

The lead agency for the North Suburban Consortium 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 are also play an important role in assisting the NSC member communities in creating and maintaining affordable housing in the North Suburban region. Find out more information on the affordable housing organizations in the NSC jurisdiction by clicking on their links on the resources section of this website.

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



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




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