Affordable Housing Trust

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The draft of the Housing Production Plan is available for public review and will be presented on September 21, 2021 to the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Affordable Housing Trust and the public is invited to attend or view via zoom or Medfield TV.

9/21/21 Powerpoint Presentation LINK

Questions or comments from the public should be sent to sraposa@medfield.net

The Plan will subsequently need to be adopted by the Board of Selectmen and the Planning Board and sent to DHCD for final approval.  

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Housing Production Plan Safe Harbor Certification 

Valid through May 7, 2022 (Letter)

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Housing Navigator Launches Free Affordable Housing Search Tool
On August 10, 2021, Housing Navigator launched its free affordable housing search tool. The housing search platform streamlines and improves the experience of searching for affordable housing to that of a market-rate apartment search via websites like Apartments.com and Trulia. The first release includes over 2,100 properties and over 160,000 affordable rentals in 260+ cities and towns. 

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Aura Rental Apartments Under Construction

Peter Kristof Way off West Street near Route 27 / North Meadows Road intersection

Leasing info forthcoming

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Medfield Meadows Rental Apartments / Condos Under Construction

Corner of North Meadows Road and Dale Street

Leasing Office: Paul McGovern paul@pgcminc.com

Affordable Units: SEB Housing at (617) 782-6900 (x1) and leave a message; https://sebhousing.com/property/medfield-meadows/

Rental Renders

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Hillside Village Rental Apartments

80 North Meadows Road

Contact: Alison Borrelli at 617-257-3012 or alison.borrelli@commonmoves.com

Link to photos: https://www.alisonborrelli.com/blank-page

HVA Hillside Village



Are you Impacted by COVID-19 and Need Assistance?

Use this link to CHAPA (Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association) for help with housing, nutrition assistance, legal aid, emergency childcare, Personal Care Assistants, tenants rights, and Unemployment, Employee Rights, and Employer Obligations

Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Resources for Renters and Homeowners: Please use this page as a resource; DHCD will continue updating it with guidance and information related to DHCD programs.

Resources for Tenants and Landlords re: Eviction Moratorium During Covid-19 Emergency

On April 20, 2020 Governor Baker approved the Moratorium on Eviction during the Covid-19 Emergency. Unless extended by the Governor, this protection will end on August 18, 2020 or 45 days after the end of the Massachusetts state of emergency, whichever comes first. This law is intended to keep tenants from being evicted, and from having to cope with the eviction process, in the midst of our current public health crisis. However, tenants will  ultimately  still be responsible for lease payments to their  landlord. In an effort to clarify tenant’s rights and responsibilities under the law, the  Massachusetts Department of Housing and Development (DHCD)  issued more detailed guidance for tenants: https://www.mass.gov/doc/dhcd-guidance-and-form-instructions-for-tenants-eviction-moratorium/download

Additionally, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership developed a resource guide for tenants and others facing financial distress due to the emergency.  This is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese on MHP’s website: https://www.mhp.net/news/2020/resources-for-tenants-during-covid-19-pandemic



Mission Statement 

The purpose of the Affordable Housing Trust shall be to provide for the preservation and creation of affordable and community housing in the Town of Medfield for the benefit of low and moderate-income households.

Members

NameTerm Ends
Jim Brand, Chair
2022
Michael Marcucci
2023
Newton Thompson2022
Joseph E. Hunt IV
2022
Ann Thompson2023
Greg Sandomirsky2022
Kerry McCormack
2023


Current 40B proposals under permitting review are available on the ZBA's webpage. 

The Affordable Housing Trust provided comments in support of the Rosebay 40B at 30 Pound Street: LINK. Supporting analysis on the risk and timing of Rosebay relative to the letter of support from chair, Jim Brand, on behalf of the Affordable Housing Trust: LINK.


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