Housing Trust

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:

Member of WestMetro HOME Consortium - 

The Housing Trust is a member of the WestMetro HOME Consortium.  The Town is one of thirteen (11) communities from the surrounding area that receives funding from the federal government - the Town receives approximately $35,000 for the maintenance, preservation and construction of affordable housing.  For further information on the HOME Consortium, please contact Jeffrey Wheeler in the Office of Community Development at 617-993-2666 or by e-mail at jwheeler@belmont-ma.gov

Affordable Housing Developments developed by the Housing Trust: 

  1. Waverley Woods Affordable Rental Housing Development
  2. B Street
  3. Brighton Street    

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jeffrey Wheeler Senior Planner (617) 993-2666

Board Members

Name Title
Helen Bakeman Expiring 2018
Judith Feins Expiring 2019
Alisa Gardner-Todreas Expiring 2018
Rachel Heller Expiring 2019
Gloria Leipzig Expiring 2018
Elizabeth Lipson Member; 2020
Tommasina Olson Expiring 2020
Paul Rickter Expiring 2020
Judy Singler Expiring 2019
Ann Verrilli Expiring 2018
Elisabeth Allison Non-Voting Member
Donald Mercier