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Information to be Submitted for Chapter 184 Approval - The Affordable Housing Restriction
A cover letter which:
A copy of the housing section of the local Consolidated Plan (formerly the
Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy or CHAS), if available, or a
statement that no such plan exists
DHCD's Certificate of Approval form (with blanks filled in) for the Undersecretary's signature.
To be submitted only if the holder of the restriction is not a governmental entity:
Proof of prior local approval by: Mayor (or City Manager) and City Council
OR Selectmen or Town Meeting
To be submitted only if the land was acquired from the municipality:
Proof of compliance with G.L. c. 30B by: Letter from Town Counsel or City Solicitor certifying compliance OR Copies of advertisement with dates of publication in newspapers and
Central Register and of c. 30B, § 16(g) Notice with date of publication.
General Policy Guidelines
Note regarding Subsidized Housing Inventory: Approval of an affordable housing restriction under G.L. c.184 does not constitute approval for housing units to be included in the Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI). In order for units to be included in the SHI they must be "low or moderate income housing" as defined in G.L. c.40B §20. More details can be found in Section II (A) ("Subsidized Housing Inventory") of the Comprehensive Permit Guidelines published by DHCD.
You may also contact DHCD's Office of Chief Counsel at 617-573-1502.