Strategic Planning and Community Development

The Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD) manages projects, programs, and planning activities on land use, transportation planning, community development, economic development and business support, climate resiliency, affordable housing, and grant management. OSPCD administers Malden’s community development and housing rehabilitation programs, the North Suburban Consortium’s HOME program, and various other grant programs. OSPCD is also involved in several COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Our mission: To build strong and vibrant neighborhoods, create employment opportunities for local residents, create housing opportunities for all Malden residents and improve the quality of life for those who live here.

OSPCD integrates former Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) functions, staff, and programs into a new City department.

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