Snapshot: Subsidized 40b housing, 2011

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | Sept. 15, 2011
The Department of Housing and Community Development tracks the percent of subsidized housing -- so-called 40b housing -- that is in each community. Aquinnah and Holyoke had the highest percents in the state, above 20 percent. The data comes from Information provided by individual communities and is subject to change.
CommunityPercent 40bRank Number subsidized units (40b)
ABINGTON7.4%94471
ACTON6.1%135519
ACUSHNET2.4%26497
ADAMS7.5%93324
AGAWAM3.9%203472
ALFORD0.0%3170
AMESBURY7.0%107495
AMHERST10.6%301023
ANDOVER8.5%651044
AQUINNAH25.9%141
ARLINGTON5.5%1521102
ASHBURNHAM1.4%28732
ASHBY0.0%3170
ASHFIELD0.3%3112
ASHLAND3.7%215243
ATHOL5.0%168255
ATTLEBORO6.7%1181198
AUBURN3.1%237212
AVON4.2%19374
AYER8.5%65293
BARNSTABLE6.6%1201357
BARRE3.8%21082
BECKET0.0%3170
BEDFORD16.1%6857
BELCHERTOWN6.4%127370
BELLINGHAM8.4%69532
BELMONT3.2%235328
BERKLEY0.7%30015
BERLIN8.5%65101
BERNARDSTON2.6%25724
BEVERLY11.3%221859
BILLERICA8.2%721186
BLACKSTONE3.4%228123
BLANDFORD0.4%3092
BOLTON3.6%21663
BOSTON18.0%348503
BOURNE6.6%120568
BOXBOROUGH1.2%28924
BOXFORD0.8%29723
BOYLSTON1.5%28326
BRAINTREE7.9%781125
BREWSTER5.2%163252
BRIDGEWATER2.6%257214
BRIMFIELD6.0%13789
BROCKTON12.6%144486
BROOKFIELD2.8%24840
BROOKLINE8.1%752122
BUCKLAND0.6%3035
BURLINGTON10.2%37981
CAMBRIDGE15.2%77117
CANTON9.9%40860
CARLISLE2.6%25746
CARVER2.8%248126
CHARLEMONT1.0%2926
CHARLTON1.1%29052
CHATHAM5.0%168174
CHELMSFORD7.0%107966
CHELSEA17.4%42187
CHESHIRE0.0%3170
CHESTER8.5%6550
CHESTERFIELD5.2%16327
CHICOPEE10.2%372561
CHILMARK0.7%3003
CLARKSBURG1.1%2908
CLINTON8.8%64560
COHASSET3.1%23791
COLRAIN0.5%3064
CONCORD10.4%35713
CONWAY0.0%3170
CUMMINGTON3.8%21016
DALTON5.6%148160
DANVERS9.0%59999
DARTMOUTH7.9%78934
DEDHAM10.8%281097
DEERFIELD1.5%28332
DENNIS4.4%184337
DIGHTON5.8%140150
DOUGLAS4.4%184140
DOVER0.9%29318
DRACUT5.3%156595
DUDLEY2.3%26899
DUNSTABLE0.0%3170
DUXBURY7.3%96405
EAST BRIDGEWATER3.4%228167
EAST BROOKFIELD0.0%3170
EASTHAM1.9%27549
EASTHAMPTON6.3%131476
EAST LONGMEADOW7.1%101431
EASTON3.1%237248
EDGARTOWN4.3%19184
EGREMONT0.0%3170
ERVING0.3%3112
ESSEX2.7%25440
EVERETT7.8%821304
FAIRHAVEN7.1%101495
FALL RIVER11.2%244762
FALMOUTH6.5%124962
FITCHBURG9.8%411666
FLORIDA0.0%3170
FOXBOROUGH8.1%75555
FRAMINGHAM10.6%302901
FRANKLIN9.4%511072
FREETOWN2.7%25488
GARDNER13.7%111243
GEORGETOWN11.9%19362
GILL4.2%19325
GLOUCESTER6.9%110921
GOSHEN1.8%2788
GOSNOLD0.0%3170
GRAFTON4.4%184318
GRANBY2.8%24868
GRANVILLE1.6%28110
GREAT BARRINGTON7.1%101219
GREENFIELD14.0%81165
GROTON5.0%168197
GROVELAND3.1%23775
HADLEY11.8%20259
HALIFAX0.9%29328
HAMILTON3.0%24384
HAMPDEN3.1%23760
HANCOCK0.0%3170
HANOVER9.1%56438
HANSON4.0%197143
HARDWICK2.8%24833
HARVARD5.4%155108
HARWICH5.3%156327
HATFIELD3.0%24347
HAVERHILL8.2%722084
HAWLEY0.0%3170
HEATH0.6%3032
HINGHAM5.9%139522
HINSDALE0.0%3170
HOLBROOK10.3%36439
HOLDEN2.9%247193
HOLLAND2.8%24829
HOLLISTON4.0%197202
HOLYOKE20.7%23380
HOPEDALE4.9%172111
HOPKINTON3.3%232168
HUBBARDSTON3.3%23253
HUDSON9.2%53733
HULL2.0%273100
HUNTINGTON6.6%12061
IPSWICH7.8%82445
KINGSTON3.5%220170
LAKEVILLE3.9%203150
LANCASTER4.1%195104
LANESBOROUGH1.5%28320
LAWRENCE14.0%83788
LEE6.5%124176
LEICESTER3.5%220148
LENOX7.2%98179
LEOMINSTER8.0%771418
LEVERETT0.0%3170
LEXINGTON11.1%251326
LEYDEN0.7%3002
LINCOLN10.5%33227
LITTLETON7.8%82269
LONGMEADOW4.5%181267
LOWELL12.6%145212
LUDLOW2.2%271182
LUNENBURG3.3%232132
LYNN12.4%164423
LYNNFIELD7.2%98313
MALDEN10.5%332638
MANCHESTER4.8%174110
MANSFIELD10.7%29934
MARBLEHEAD3.9%203332
MARION4.5%18190
MARLBOROUGH9.7%431592
MARSHFIELD5.5%152538
MASHPEE3.5%220224
MATTAPOISETT2.7%25470
MAYNARD8.2%72365
MEDFIELD4.4%184185
MEDFORD6.8%1141640
MEDWAY4.9%172227
MELROSE7.6%89894
MENDON2.4%26449
MERRIMAC5.8%140146
METHUEN9.0%591638
MIDDLEBOROUGH4.6%179413
MIDDLEFIELD7.8%8218
MIDDLETON3.1%23794
MILFORD6.4%127724
MILLBURY4.0%197221
MILLIS3.6%216113
MILLVILLE1.7%28020
MILTON4.5%181435
MONROE0.0%3170
MONSON5.0%168169
MONTAGUE10.1%39395
MONTEREY0.0%3170
MONTGOMERY0.0%3170
MOUNT WASHINGTON0.0%3170
NAHANT3.0%24348
NANTUCKET2.5%261122
NATICK9.7%431367
NEEDHAM7.6%89836
NEW ASHFORD0.0%3170
NEW BEDFORD12.1%185164
NEW BRAINTREE0.0%3170
NEWBURY3.5%22094
NEWBURYPORT7.8%82629
NEW MARLBOROUGH0.0%3170
NEW SALEM0.2%3161
NEWTON7.6%892444
NORFOLK3.6%216111
NORTH ADAMS13.1%12873
NORTHAMPTON11.5%211452
NORTH ANDOVER6.4%127694
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH2.5%261293
NORTHBOROUGH11.3%22598
NORTHBRIDGE6.2%133378
NORTH BROOKFIELD7.1%101142
NORTHFIELD2.3%26830
NORTH READING9.6%47536
NORTON6.2%133413
NORWELL3.8%210139
NORWOOD5.8%140719
OAK BLUFFS6.8%114146
OAKHAM0.0%3170
ORANGE10.9%27377
ORLEANS8.9%62294
OTIS0.0%3170
OXFORD7.3%96402
PALMER6.9%110378
PAXTON0.8%29712
PEABODY9.1%562016
PELHAM0.5%3063
PEMBROKE9.7%43630
PEPPERELL2.8%248122
PERU0.0%3170
PETERSHAM0.0%3170
PHILLIPSTON0.9%2936
PITTSFIELD9.6%472023
PLAINFIELD5.3%15615
PLAINVILLE5.5%152189
PLYMOUTH3.9%203861
PLYMPTON4.1%19543
PRINCETON1.5%28320
PROVINCETOWN6.0%137127
QUINCY9.6%474093
RANDOLPH10.6%301265
RAYNHAM9.6%47487
READING7.1%101684
REHOBOTH0.8%29736
REVERE9.7%432122
RICHMOND0.0%3170
ROCHESTER0.4%3098
ROCKLAND5.8%140408
ROCKPORT3.9%203136
ROWE0.0%3170
ROWLEY4.0%19788
ROYALSTON0.6%3033
RUSSELL2.6%25718
RUTLAND3.2%23593
SALEM12.4%162350
SALISBURY7.8%82299
SANDISFIELD0.0%3170
SANDWICH3.8%210309
SAUGUS6.9%110742
SAVOY4.4%18414
SCITUATE4.4%184314
SEEKONK1.6%28183
SHARON7.2%98462
SHEFFIELD2.0%27330
SHELBURNE5.7%14551
SHERBORN2.3%26834
SHIRLEY2.5%26160
SHREWSBURY6.1%135856
SHUTESBURY0.3%3112
SOMERSET3.5%220258
SOMERVILLE9.3%523118
SOUTHAMPTON1.9%27544
SOUTHBOROUGH3.4%228117
SOUTHBRIDGE6.6%120496
SOUTH HADLEY5.3%156379
SOUTHWICK5.1%166195
SPENCER4.7%176240
SPRINGFIELD16.4%510098
STERLING5.6%148163
STOCKBRIDGE11.1%25117
STONEHAM5.3%156502
STOUGHTON13.9%101489
STOW5.7%145143
STURBRIDGE5.6%148211
SUDBURY4.7%176281
SUNDERLAND0.3%3116
SUTTON1.4%28745
SWAMPSCOTT3.6%216211
SWANSEA3.9%203245
TAUNTON7.4%941771
TEMPLETON6.8%114205
TEWKSBURY9.0%59967
TISBURY5.6%148110
TOLLAND0.0%3170
TOPSFIELD5.7%145124
TOWNSEND3.8%210126
TRURO0.9%29310
TYNGSBOROUGH6.7%118278
TYRINGHAM0.0%3170
UPTON6.3%131178
UXBRIDGE4.6%179245
WAKEFIELD5.8%140602
WALES7.9%7861
WALPOLE5.3%156475
WALTHAM7.1%1011764
WARE9.8%41446
WAREHAM7.6%89754
WARREN5.1%166112
WARWICK0.0%3170
WASHINGTON0.0%3170
WATERTOWN6.4%127998
WAYLAND4.4%184216
WEBSTER8.9%62692
WELLESLEY5.3%156482
WELLFLEET2.4%26437
WENDELL0.5%3062
WENHAM8.3%71116
WESTBOROUGH9.2%53671
WEST BOYLSTON6.9%110189
WEST BRIDGEWATER2.4%26463
WEST BROOKFIELD3.9%20362
WESTFIELD6.8%1141095
WESTFORD4.8%174371
WESTHAMPTON0.0%3170
WESTMINSTER3.0%24386
WEST NEWBURY2.1%27232
WESTON3.5%220137
WESTPORT3.5%220224
WEST SPRINGFIELD3.5%220442
WEST STOCKBRIDGE0.0%3170
WEST TISBURY1.8%27823
WESTWOOD9.2%53497
WEYMOUTH7.9%781833
WHATELY0.3%3112
WHITMAN4.0%197218
WILBRAHAM4.7%176255
WILLIAMSBURG6.5%12476
WILLIAMSTOWN5.2%163147
WILMINGTON9.1%56711
WINCHENDON8.4%69345
WINCHESTER1.9%275148
WINDSOR0.0%3170
WINTHROP7.8%82642
WOBURN7.0%1071137
WORCESTER12.9%139591
WORTHINGTON4.0%19722
WRENTHAM4.3%191164
YARMOUTH3.4%228407
SOURCE: Department of Community and Housing Development