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Robert O’Brien, Director of Economic Development
Office: (781) 286-8181 ext. 20322
Mobile: (617) 461-6730

Frank Stringi, City Planner

(781) 286-8181

Mission Statement

The core of the Department of Planning and Community Development’s strategy and mission is to:

1. Stabilize neighborhoods through the preservation and enhancement of the community’s housing stock for people of all ages;

2. Encourage and promote job creation and retention through economic development opportunities;

3. Facilitate the provision of transportation, water supply, drainage, sewerage, schools, parks, and open space;

4. Conserve the value of land and buildings, including the conservation of natural resources;

5. Prevention of blight and pollution on the environment;

6. Encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the city;

7. And to preserve and increase the city’s amenities.

City Planner:
Frank Stringi

Community Development Block Grant Program Manager:
Techrosette Leng 

Housing Rehabilitation & First-time Homebuyers Financing:
John Squibb
(781) 286-8181


Create a stable community and living environment through the administration of:

  • housing preservation programs
  • infrastructure, public facility and open space improvements
  • natural resource protection
  • and economic development strategies which encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the City


President Obama has declared Suffolk County a disaster area due to the severe rain storms of mid-March. Affected residents and business owners can begin the disaster application process by registering online at or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Code of Conduct and Standards for Federally Funded Grants and Contracts

RFP for ConPlan Consulting (5-Year Consolidated Plan)

Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan - Submitted to HUD for Approval

CDBG 2018 Annual Plan

CDBG 2017 Annual Plan

CDBG 2016 Annual Plan

2017 CAPER


Home Improvement Loan Program

Down Payment Assistance