The Division of Housing Stabilization is charged with the mission of preventing homelessness, sheltering those for whom homelessness is currently unavoidable, and rapidly re-housing the homeless to stable, permanent housing. In response to the dynamics of a changing population and housing market as well as new statues and regulations that may be introduced, the Division’s policies and guidelines may periodically be updated. To improve transparency and accountability a list of notices may be found below. For additional information, please contact 617-573-1100.

Notices for 2016

Housing Stabilization Notice 2016-03 - Guidance on Use of Terms Regarding Health and Safety pdf format of Housing Stabilization Notice 2016-03
file size 2MB

Housing Stabilization Notice 2016-02-Updated and Revised TESI Policy  pdf format of  Housing Stabilization Notice 2016-02-Updated and Revis
file size 2MB

Housing Stabilization Notice 2016-01 - Implementation of Increase in the Federal Poverty Guidelines effective February 3, 2016 pdf format of hsn2016-01.pdf

Notices for 2015

Housing Stabilization Notice 2015-02 - Changes to the Noncompliance Process pdf format of hsn2015-02.pdf
file size 4MB

Notices for 2014

Housing Stabilization Notice 2014-02 - Guidance on Temporary Emergency Shelter Interruptions pdf format of S:\111\hsn2014-02.pdf

Notices for 2013

Housing Stabilization Notice 2013-03A-Extension of HSN 2013-03  pdf format of Housing Stabilization Notice 2013-03A-Extension of HSN

Housing Stabilization Notice 2013-03 - Exemption from 12-Month Rule for Families receiving HomeBASE Household Assistance pdf format of hsn2013-03.pdf
file size 1MB

Housing Stabilization Notice 2013-02 - HomeBASE Transition to Emergency Assistance pdf format of hsn2013-02.pdf
file size 2MB

Housing Stabilization Notice 2013-07B - Guidance on Verification of Domestic Violence pdf format of HSN_2013_07B_Verification_of_Domestic_Violence_Guidance
file size 2MB

Notices for 2012

Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-13 pdf format of Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-13
 - Cross References to New Regulation Numbers

106 CMR to 760 CMR EA Cross References pdf format of hsn2012-13.pdf

DTA FOM 2003-28 pdf format of fom2003-28.pdf
DTA FOM 2004-39a pdf format of fom2004-39a.pdf
DTA FOM 2005-25 pdf format of fom2005-25.pdf
  
DTA FOM 2005-55 pdf format of fom2005-55.pdf
 
DTA FOM 2006-04 pdf format of fom2006-04.pdf
 
DTA FOM 2006-09 pdf format of fom2006-09.pdf
 
DTA FOM 2006-09b pdf format of fom2006-09b.pdf
 
DTA FOM 2006-49 pdf format of fom2006-49.pdf
 
DTA FOM 2007-40 pdf format of fom2007-40.pdf
    
DTA FOM 2008-62 pdf format of fom2008-62.pdf
 
DTA FOM 2008-74 pdf format of fom2008-74.pdf
 
DTA FOM 2009-07 pdf format of fom2009-07.pdf
   
DTA FOM 2009-20 pdf format of fom2009-20.pdf
    
DTA FOM 2009-32 pdf format of fom2009-32.pdf
 


Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-12 pdf format of Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-12
 - Clarification of Procedures Involving Re-Application and Open Applications

Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-11 pdf format of Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-11
 - Guidance on whether to consider LIHTC units as subsidized

Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-10 pdf format of Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-10
 - Guidance on the meaning of a direct threat to the household's safety

Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-09A  pdf format of Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-09A
- Guidance on Meaning of Fault in Fires, Floods, Natural Disasters and No-Fault Evictions

Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-08 pdf format of Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-08
 - Guidance on Basic Verifications for Intake

 Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-06B - has been replaced by Housing Stabilization Notice 2016-03

Health and Safety Assessment Initiative Administrative Plan pdf format of Health & Safety Assessment Initiative Admin Plan

Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-05 pdf format of hsn201205.pdf
 - Guidance on Eligibility Issues Relating to Housing before Homelessness

Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-04 pdf format of hsn201204.pdf
 - Guidance on Temporary Emergency Shelter Interruptions (TESI)

Housing Stabilization Notice 2012-03 pdf format of hsn201203.pdf
 - HomeBase relationship to Emergency Assistance; HomeBase not Subject to EA 12-Month Rule

Notices for 2011

Housing Stabilization Notice 2011-02 pdf format of HSN201102
 - Definition of Spouse

Notices for 2010

Housing Stabilization Notice 2010-01 pdf format of HSN201001
 - Guidance on Additional Adult Household Members

 - PAAHM 01 pdf format of Request to add adult household memeber
 - Request to Include Adult Household Member
 - PAAHM 02 pdf format of PAAHM02
 - Notice of Approval/Denial of Proposed Household Member
 - EAR 01 pdf format of EAR01
 - Request to Include Extra Adult Household Member
 - EAR 02 pdf format of EAR02
 - Notice of Approval/Denial of EAR 

Notices for 2009

Housing Stabilization Notice 2009-02 pdf format of HSN200902