ADDITIONAL SAFE HARBORS CREATED BY REGULATION
DHCD has certified that the community complies with its affordable housing production goal under its approved Housing Production Plan.3
- The community has met DHCD’s “recent progress” threshold (760 CMR 56.03(1)(c) and 56.03(5)). This means that within the last 12 months, the community has created new SHI units equal to or greater than 2 percent of the total year-round housing units reported in the most recent federal census. The recent progress threshold can be helpful to a community that does not have a DHCD-approved Housing Production Plan.
- The project before the ZBA is a project that exceeds DCHD’s definition of a “large” project under 760 CMR 56.03(1)(d), where the definition of “large” project varies by the size of the municipality (see 760 CMR 56.03(6)):