Affordable Housing Trust
The updated Housing Production Plan was approved by the Planning Board on February 7, 2022 and by the Board of Selectmen on February 15, 2022. The document was sent to DHCD for final approval on February 22, 2022. View the plan HERE.
The purpose of the Action Plan is to guide initiatives by the Medfield Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT) from Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 through FY2027. The Plan establishes the MAHT goals, priority actions, lays out budget and funding, and describes the MAHT Board of Trustees (MAHT Board) role and operations.
For more detailed information on the Medfield Affordable Housing Trust, refer to Chapter 15 of the Town of Medfield Bylaws, available at: https://ecode360.com/32374736.
For more detailed information on the Town’s housing strategies, refer to the 2021 Housing Production Plan available at: https://www.town.medfield.net/471/Affordable-Housing-Trust
Autism Housing Pathways, Inc. (April 6, 2023)
As part of the Medfield Housing Production Plan, the Medfield Affordable Housing Trust (“MAHT”) seeks to determine “an approach it may take to support the creation of supportive special needs congregate housing . . . for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (“IDD”) which the Town may do with local funding and technical support, and to consider possible public/private partnerships to foster creating such housing in Medfield.”
Autism Housing Pathways was charged with characterizing the population to be served via a survey and with elucidating a set of possible housing models via a series of focus groups with respondents who participated in the survey.
Are you Impacted by COVID-19 and Need Assistance?
Use this link to CHAPA (Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association) for help with housing, nutrition assistance, legal aid, emergency childcare, Personal Care Assistants, tenants rights, and Unemployment, Employee Rights, and Employer Obligations
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Resources for Renters and Homeowners: Please use this page as a resource; DHCD will continue updating it with guidance and information related to DHCD programs.
Resources for Tenants and Landlords re: Eviction Moratorium During Covid-19 Emergency
On April 20, 2020 Governor Baker approved the Moratorium on Eviction during the Covid-19 Emergency. Unless extended by the Governor, this protection will end on August 18, 2020 or 45 days after the end of the Massachusetts state of emergency, whichever comes first. This law is intended to keep tenants from being evicted, and from having to cope with the eviction process, in the midst of our current public health crisis. However, tenants will ultimately still be responsible for lease payments to their landlord. In an effort to clarify tenant’s rights and responsibilities under the law, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Development (DHCD) issued more detailed guidance for tenants: https://www.mass.gov/doc/dhcd-
Additionally, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership developed a resource guide for tenants and others facing financial distress due to the emergency. This is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese on MHP’s website: https://www.mhp.net/news/2020/
The purpose of the Affordable Housing Trust shall be to provide for the preservation and creation of affordable and community housing in the Town of Medfield for the benefit of low and moderate-income households.
|Michael Marcucci, Chair|
|Joseph E. Hunt IV||2024|
|Eric J. Lavin||2024|
Current 40B proposals under permitting review are available on the ZBA's webpage.