The Town of Burlington continues to make a commitment and investment to affordable housing.  Of the 9,627 units of total year-round housing units in the town (from the 2010 Census), there are 1,283 or 13.33% that are counted as ‘affordable’ on the State’s Subsidized Housing Inventory (see more here -http://www.mass.gov/hed/community/40b-plan/ ). 

Nearly all (1,265 units or 99%) of this housing are rental units, but there are also 16 ownership units counted by the State.  There are generally units in the pipeline which are added when they become available.  Burlington also has 44 deed restricted ownership units as part of its local program.  For rental housing, the town is able to ‘count’ all the units in the development as long as at least 20% meet the requirements from the State.  Burlington surpasses that minimum rental requirement though, with 37% of its rental units available under the affordable housing programs.The Burlington Housing Authority owns and manages 107 units of housing for families, seniors and persons with disabilities in Burlington.

When a new census takes place in 2020, Burlington's total year-round units will be re-calculated. The percentage of units that are counted as affordable on the State's SHI will therefore change. Click to view Burlington's SHI 2020 Projections.