The Subsidized Housing Inventory is used to measure a community's stock of low-or moderate-income housing for the purposes of M.G.L. Chapter 40B, the Comprehensive Permit Law. While housing developed under Chapter 40B is eligible for inclusion on the inventory, many other types of housing also qualify to count toward a community's affordable housing stock.
Note: The SHI has not yet been updated to reflect 2020 Census figures. The 2020 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File that has been released by the U.S. Census Bureau does not include data on vacant “seasonal, occasional, or recreational use” units used by DHCD to determine Census “year-round housing units” for the SHI. The SHI will therefore continue to reflect the 2010 Census Year-Round Housing unit figures until such data is released. The Census Bureau has not published a release schedule for future data sets that will include this data, although it has indicated that releases may not occur until late in 2022. See https://data.census.gov for Census data and https://census.gov to sign-up for email updates from the U.S. Census Bureau.