Where the following terms are used in this Handbook, they have the following meanings unless the
context clearly calls for a different interpretation. In most cases, these definitions are based on G.L. c.
40B, § 20, or DHCD’s Chapter 40B Regulations or the Chapter 40B Guidelines.
Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan: plan for the marketing of SHI Eligible Housing, including
provisions for a lottery or other resident selection process, consistent with guidelines adopted by
the Department, and providing effective outreach to protected groups underrepresented in the municipality.