With the delivery of the Affordable Housing Analysis and Action Plan to the Board of Selectmen on October 6, 2020, and the successful passage of the Warrant Articles to create the Westborough Affordable Housing Trust and provide the initial funding at Special Fall Town Meeting on Novebmer 7, 2020, the work of this committee concluded. As such, the Affordable Housing Trust Working Group votedd to disband at its final meeting on November 20, 2020.
The Board of Selectmen meeting created this working group at its February 11, 2020 meeting with a charge to: create a structure for a Westborough Affordable Housing Trust to be presented at Fall Special Town Meeting and to actively work to educate and engage the community on the issue of housing affordability in support of these efforts.
Please visit our Community Outreach Site to learn more about housing affordability, affordable housing trusts, and our work.
At the October 2, 2020 meeting, the working group finalized an approved our Affordable Housing Analysis and Action Plan (see link on left side of page) and a proposed Declaration of Trust (updated to reflect guidance from Town Counsel).
Following the recommendation of Town Counsel, we are proposing a new Town Bylaw to properly codify the proposed oversight of the Trust by the Board of Selectmen.
If you have questions, please send an email to Allen Edinberg or click on his name, below, and submit a contact form.