Medfield SHI now at 9.62%

DHCD Places Town’s Affordable Housing at 9.62%

The Department of Housing and Community Development’s July 8, 2020 letter says the town’s affordable housing units, including that 56 units at Aura, are now at 9.62%. The town was given two more years of safe harbor from unfriendly 40B’s as a result, through May 7, 2022. Based on these figures, we need about 16 more units to get over the 10% threshold, however, that number will go up once we have the new number of residents in town based on the 2020 census.

July 9, 2020
Mr. Osler L. Peterson
Chairman, Select Board
Town of Medfield
459 Main Street I Town Hall
Medfield, MA 02052
Dear Mr. Peterson:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Charles D. Baker, Governor + Karyn E. Polito, Lt Governor + Jennifer Maddox, Undersecretary
The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has reviewed the Town of Medfield's May 7,
2020 (received electronically on June 25, 2020), request for certification of compliance with its Housing
Production Plan (HPP). DHCD makes the following findings:
1. Medfield has an HPP which is valid from October 19, 2016 to October 18, 2021.
2. The project for which certification is requested is Auro at Medfield (Subsidized Housing Inventory SHI ID
# 10461).
3. The 56 units constitute enough units for a two-year certification period (42 units).
4. The housing development is consistent with the production goals outlined m Medfield's Housing
Production Plan.
This certification is effective for a two-year period beginning on May 8, 2020 to May 7, 2022. Please note that all
units must retain eligibility for the SHI for the entire certification period. If units are no longer eligible for inclusion
on the SHI, they will be removed and will no longer be eligible for certification. This action may affect the term of
your certification. I have included an updated list of SHI eligible units. Medfield's current SHI stands at 9.62%.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Phillip DeMartino, Technical Assistance Coordinator,
at (617) 573-1357 or Phillip.DeMartino@,
Director, Division of Community Services
cc Senator Paul R. Feeney
Representative Denise C. Garlick .
Kristine Trierweiler, Town Administrator, Medfield
Susan Raposa, Town Planner, Medfield

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