Council Subcommittee to Discuss Affordable Housing This Week

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The following announcement was sent out by the Human Resources Committee:

The Town Council’s Committee on Human Resources continues its discussion of affordable housing in Watertown with a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7:15 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers.  The theme of the meeting is Zoning and Affordable Housing.  The Committee will hear from Steve Magoon, Assistant Town Manager and Director of Community Development and Planning and special guest, Larry Fields from the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance. 

The Committee will be holding additional meetings on the topic of affordable housing in September, October, and November.  The schedule is listed here.

Sept. 6         Statewide and Regional Organizations and Resources

Sue Connelly, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Karina Milchman, Massachusetts Area Planning Council

State Legislator, Massachusetts Housing Bond Bill (TBD)


Oct. 4           Affordable Housing Development       

Jennifer Van Campen, MetroWest Collaborative Development

Representative Michael Connolly, Real Estate Transfer Fee

Steve Magoon, Assistant Town Manager and Director DCDP


Nov. 7          Solutions/Case Examples    

Kelly Donato, Assistant Housing Director, Somerville

Cliff Cook, Watertown Housing Partnership

Rachel Heller, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association

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