The database is available in two different formats. The "full text version" (in MS Access), designed for qualitative analysis, includes short answers for a smaller number of questions, sections of text from the regulations and additional notes. The "data table version" (in Excel and Stata) is designed for quantitative analysis, and includes a longer list of variables (questions posed and answered) than are in the full text version.
Housing Regulation Database, data table version for quantitative analysis (Excel)
Housing Regulation Database, data table version for quantitative analysis (Stata)
Housing Regulation Database, full text version for qualitative analysis (Access) (large file)
Housing Regulation Database, data table version, selected items for reference & printing (Excel)
Codebook, explanations of variables necessary to interpret values in data table version
Technical summary, reference document with in depth descriptions of regulations
When using data from the Housing Regulation Database, source credit should be stated as:
Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research and Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. 2005. Massachusetts Housing Regulation Database. Prepared by Amy Dain and Jenny Schuetz.
Regulations sorted by topic
Below are PDF documents (generated from the "full text version" of the database) that provide an overview of each of the issues tracked and list the relevant regulations and additional notes for each municipality.