Minutes and Agendas
Listing files in 'Housing Committee'
The Board of Selectmen voted on July 22, 2013 to reestablish a Housing Committee and assign it the following goals adopted for FY 2014:
- 6C. Affordable Housing: preserve affordable housing units to maintain 10% goal; implement MAGIC regional housing services office; explore production of affordable units on tax title properties; increase affordable housing for seniors.
- 6G. Explore policies on development of small lots, including for affordable housing.
On September 9, 2013, the Board of Selectmen voted to establish the membership of the Housing Committee at five (5). On January 27, 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted expand the membership to include one member each from the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals designated by each board. Members of Housing Committee are David Campbell (chairman), Bartlett Harvey (also Littleton Housing Authority member), Paulo Loureiro, Doug Shaw, Selectman Jim Karr, Planning Board member Richard Crowley, and Zoning Board of Appeals member Jeff Yates.
Housing Production Plan Update
On January 27, 2014, the Board of Selectmen voted to execute a contract with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for planning and meeting facilitation services relative to the updating of Littleton’s Housing Production Plan, including a proposed scope of services under the District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA). The Housing Committee will coordinate the updating of the Housing Production Plan. The current plan expired on February 12, 2011.
The plan is required to include the following components in compliance with 760 CMR 56.03(4):
Data Collection, Inventories, Analysis, Supply and Demand
o Existing Housing Stock
o Housing trends in Town and Region
Current M.G.L. Chapter 40B Subsidized Housing Inventory
Housing Vision, Goals and Objectives
Constraints on the Development of Affordable Housing
Implementation Strategies and Action Plan
The Plan will provide the Town with current housing trends and data to identify community housing needs. An action plan will be adopted to help the Town achieve community housing goals and objectives and address development barriers. Community outreach and participation will be important to forming the plan. Organizational guidance will also be provided to the town regarding implementation of the plan.
Keith A. Bergman,
Littleton Town Offices, Room 306
37 Shattuck Street, P.O. Box 1305, Littleton, MA 01460