Housing Trust

Building Belmont's Future Survey

The Town of Belmont is partnering with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Greater Boston, and Metro West Collaborative Development, a regional nonprofit, to update the town’s Housing Production Plan (HPP).

An HPP includes strategies for creating new housing in the next five years in ways that respond to local housing needs and advance the community’s housing goals. Your input will help ensure that the goals and strategies in Belmont’s next HPP reflect the community’s priorities!

You can review the content of the survey at your own pace, and start and stop as much as needed. The survey will be open through December 2.

About the Belmont 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 (13) communities from the surrounding area that receives funding from the federal government for the maintenance, preservation and construction of affordable housing.  For further information on the HOME Consortium, please contact Christopher Ryan, Director of Planning & Building at 617-993-2666.

Affordable Housing Developments developed by the Housing Trust: 

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

Meet Belmont Podcast overview of the Belmont Housing Trust



Thayer Donham; ex-officio - Planning Board2023
Judith Feins; Member2025
Madeline Fraser Cook; Member2024
Rachel Heller; Chair2025
Mark Kagan; Member2025
Gloria Leipzig; ex-officio - Housing Authority2023
Michael Marotta; Member2024
Benjamin Meshoulam; Member 2024
Tommasina Olson; Member2023
Paul Rickter; Secretary2023


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Christopher Ryan Director of Planning & Building (617) 993-2650
Delia Ferguson Staff Planner (617) 993 2669