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NOTICE: Availability of Annual Action Plan, Possible Amendment to Five-Year Consolidated Plan, 30-Day Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

The City of Malden and the North Suburban Consortium (NSC) comprised of the communities of Malden, Medford, Arlington, Everett, Chelsea, Melrose, Revere and Winthrop, acting by and through the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) completed a draft of the Annual Action Plan for 2017-2018. 

This Draft Plan includes the proposed spending plan for federal grant funding for the 2017-2018 Program Year. The Draft Plan will be available for review and public comment April 12 through May 13, 2017 at the MRA, 17 Pleasant St., Malden (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am to 5pm; Tuesday 8am to 7pm; Friday 8am to 12pm) and at the Offices of Planning & Community Development in the NSC. The Draft Plan includes applications for the Community Development Block Grant and the HOME Program for Program Year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  The Draft Plan can also be viewed at

There will be a public hearing on the draft Annual Action Plan and the possible re-prioritization of strategic plan goals in the five-year Malden Consolidated Plan Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:30 PM, at MRA Rehab Office, 176 Pearl St., Malden.


All written comments received will be included in the Final Plan sent to HUD along with the City’s responses.  Comments may be emailed to or sent in writing on or before May 13 to the Malden Redevelopment Authority, 17 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148, Attn: Nick Pernice.


The Draft Plan is subject to change and requires approval by the Malden City Council.  Applicants will be notified in writing by July 2017 for Program Year 2017-2018 awards. Applicants should not assume their proposal has been accepted for funding until they receive written notification. 

INVITATION TO BID: MRA Offering Main Street Land for Sale

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is selling vacant land in Malden at the Melrose line located at 964 Main Street (6,179 sf) and 968 Main Street (6,212 sf), permitted for two single-family homes, and 974-1000 Main Street (25,471 sf), permitted for a six-unit townhouse development.  The sites have been cleared for redevelopment and construction must be according to concept plans on file with the MRA.  The MRA has special permits from the Malden Planning Board for 974-1000 Main Street.  The MRA is in the process of getting the variance extended from the Malden Board of Appeal for 964 and 968 Main Street.


The parcels are available for purchase as one package or a buyer may elect to purchase either 964 and 968 Main Street (not available separately) or 974-1000 Main Street.   Properties to be sold “as is”.


For a copy of the Invitation to Bid, available beginning March 1, 2017, which contains pertinent information including zoning, lot size and conceptual plans, interested buyers should contact the MRA by email at  Responses to the Invitation to Bid are due at the MRA, 17 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Malden, MA  02148 no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017.  Late bids will be rejected.

NOTICE: Public Hearings and Availability of Funds

In accordance with U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development regulations, the City is required to advise residents about the progress of its current federal entitlement programs and prior to drafting the FY17-18 Annual Action Plan, seek input from residents.

Beginning July 1, 2017, the City’s CDBG entitlement will be approximately $1.2 million. The City is also the lead member of the North Suburban Consortium, comprised of eight adjoining communities, for the purpose of accessing approximately $1.5 million HOME Program entitlement for affordable housing.

Public Hearings times and locations are:

Tuesday February 21, 2017, at 6 P.M., PUBLIC HEARING #1 at Malden Redevelopment Authority Office, 176 Pearl Street, Malden, MA
-Technical assistance on submission of application will be provided, review performance of current year projects, status of Section 108 Loans, and input on housing and community development needs will be obtained. 


Thursday February 23, 2017, at 5:30 P.M., PUBLIC HEARING #2 at Malden Redevelopment Authority Office, 176 Pearl Street, Malden, MA
-Technical assistance on submission of application will be provided, review performance of current year projects, and input on housing and community development needs will be obtained.

All facilities are handicap accessible. Residents with special needs should call Nick Pernice (781-324-5720 x 5728).

CDBG funding applications will be available Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 12:00 P.M. on the Malden Redevelopment Authority website:, or for pick up at 17 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor. All applications for CDBG funding shall be submitted to Nick Pernice, Community Development Director, Malden Redevelopment Authority, no later than Tuesday, March 21, 2017, by 5:00 P.M.  Technical assistance is available. Contact Nick Pernice, 781-324-5720 x 5728, or

NOTICE: MRA Offers Zero Percent Interest Home Repair/Improvement Loans

For a limited time, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is offering 0% interest home repair/improvement loans to Malden homeowners who meet current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.  Eligible repairs/improvements include doors, windows, roofs, heating systems and more.

For more information about this and other MRA loan and grant programs, call the MRA Healthy Homes/Rehab Office at 781-397-1940 or visit the office at 176 Pearl Street. 


Zero Percent Interest Home Repair/Improvement Loans Flyer