User Guide and Directives

In response to Chapter 334 of the Acts of 2006 ('the Act"), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has currently developed a spreadsheet for local housing authorities administering state public housing to report data required by the Act to DHCD. The Act provides for the gathering, compiling, and reporting of data by DHCD to provide current, accurate, and detailed information on the number, location, and residents of assisted housing units and recipients of state or federal assistance in the Commonwealth.

DHCD also will evaluate the data as part of its efforts to affirmatively further fair housing. More specifically, DHCD will analyze the data to ensure that housing choice, equitable housing opportunities, and inclusive patterns of housing are available across the Commonwealth.

DHCD will annually report to the state legislature on its data collection efforts and results by December 31st, and may provide reports to other interested parties in a manner consistent with all applicable privacy laws.

User Guide and Directive on Data Collection and Reporting for State-Aided Housing pdf format of userguidepublic.pdf (2014)

User Guide and Directive on Data Collection and Reporting for State Rental Assistance pdf format of userguidera.pdf (2014)

DHCD Resident Notice and Consent Form for State-Aided Public Housing and Rental Assistance pdf format of residentnotice.pdf  
Note: this form is available in other languages for informational purposes.

Data Collection Spreadsheet for State-Aided Public Housing xls format of datacollpublic.xls (2014)

Data Collection Spreadsheet for State Project-Based Rental Assistance xls format of datacollra.xls (2014)

Data Collection Spreadsheet for State Mobile Rental Assistance xls format of datacollmobil.xls (2014)

Sample Completed Data Collection Spreadsheet xls format of sample.xls (2014)