The Committee will consider the state of housing needs in Amherst across the affordability spectrum. It will make recommendations to the Select Board on steps the Town can take to support the creation of new housing options to address those needs, and to maintain existing affordable housing stock. The committee will support their implementation of these recommendations as appropriate and measure progress toward their fulfillment.
The committee’s work will seek regional solutions and support regional goals for permanent supportive housing. Click here to view the committee charge.
*Appointed by the Select Board: 7 members / 3-year terms
Nancy Gregg, Co-Chair
Greg Stutsman, Co-Chair, Planning Board Rep.
Developing goals and objectives for addressing the needs identified in the Town’s Housing Production Plan, and in “All Roads Lead Home - the Pioneer Valley’s Plan to End Homelessness” (February, 2008)
Ensuring site availability for a seasonal emergency shelter at the expiration of the current temporary State shelter permit and working to ensure a seasonal emergency shelter site while needed.
Creating, updating and/or distributing needed outreach and education materials such as guides for housing information or homelessness resources
Making recommendations on proposals to Town Meeting, or proposals seeking Community Development Block Grant funds and Community Preservation Act funds, when such proposals create or support of affordable, workforce and extremely low-income housing