The Belmont Housing Trust was enacted by the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives and is supervised by the Board of Selectmen. Chapter 126 of the Acts of 1999 details the establishment of this nonprofit corporation.
The Trust's duties are to investigate and implement alternatives for the provision of and providing affordable housing for persons of low, moderate and middle income, and others in the Town of Belmont whose needs may be identified from time to time.
Imagining Belmont's Housing Future - Forum held June 14, 2016
On June 14, 2016, the Housing Trust, with the support of the Metro West Collaborative Developers, held a forum to discuss Belmont's housing future. The participants listened to presentations on the need for housing and discussed potential opportunities to develop housing in Town.
The PowerPoint presentations can be found at the links below:
- 'Unlock the Commonwealth - How strong local leadership and new state policy can help Massachusetts realize its full potential'
Member of WestMetro HOME Consortium -
The Housing Trust is a member of the WestMetro HOME Consortium. The Town is one of thirteen (13) members from the surrounding area that receives funding from the federal government - the Town receives approximately $50,000 for the maintenance, preservation and construction of affordable housing.
As a member of the HOME Consortium, the following documents are requried:
- FY 2006 - FY 2010 Consolidated Plan and Strategy.
- Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
- Affordable Housing Marketing Plan for the Town of Belmont
- 2008 Annual Action Plan
For further information on the HOME Consortium or any of these required documents, please contact Jeffrey Wheeler in the Office of Community Development at 617-993-2666 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Affordable Housing Developments developed by the Housing Trust:
1. Waverley Woods Affordable Rental Housing Development (Zone 6, McLean District)
2. B Street
3. Brighton Street
Questions regarding the Housing Trust can be directed to the Office of Community Development - 617-993-2666.
|Jeffrey Wheeler||Senior Planner||(617) 993-2666|