The Town of Billerica has been designated as a Housing Choice community by the state's Department of Housing and Community Development. The designation allows the community to go after specific grant programs tied to housing production. The designation is a result of the commitment of the Town to produce new housing units over the past 5 years; this unit count refers to both affordable and non-affordable units.
Billerica has - as a result of the Selectmen's support of a "Friendly 40B" project at 164 Lexington Road - achieved the state's 10% affordable designation. The numbers from the state are in the PDF below.