Affordable housing plan forum Powerpoint presentation 11 15-11


Published on

Affordable housing plan forum Powerpoint presentation11-15-11

Published in: Business, Real Estate
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • An outline for the presentation.
  • Do committee members in attendance want to be introduced? As many commuitee members as possible should be in attendance to answer questions.
  • Thank the Board of Selectman for appointing the Committee.
  • Setting the context -- they already know what 40B is. Make sure they know what the annual target is for future reference. Should provide update on number of households in 2010 census and comment on impact on annual target.
  • Text taken from the Department of Housing and Community Development Housing Production Plan Guidelines . It is not my intention to read these definitions, but rather to talk about how the Town can use Planned Production as a tool to control development.
  • Should note how requirements differ from the 2005 plan. Should be prepared to give examples of strategies.
  • Should mention the benefits of an approved plan even if not certified.
  • There are two classes of people who should like having an Affordable Housing Plan: those who support 40B, and those who are against it. The plan is a tool to guide development, and an implied commitment to take action, but there is no commitment to take a specific action nor any penalty if the production goals are not met.
  • Should get updates on 2011 foreclosure activity and sales data if remarkable. Also look at current listings to support any comments on affordability.
  • Reminder that DHCD required us to identify barriers, and it was a worthwhile exercise. It is all about supply and demand.
  • The Plan neither focuses on or commits the town to any one strategy, rather it provides a toolbox.
  • Instead of reading off the entire list perhaps we should choose a few to highlight.
  • Discuss where the list came from -- two primary sources: The Master Plan process Committee members with extensive knowledge of properties in town.
  • Stress that we HAVE to produce a Planned Production Schedule, and to be certified we have to meet the production goal of 65 units per year, but it does not have to be these specific units, but any units produced should be based on strategies specified in the plan.
  • Just another reminder of why this is so important.
  • May need to revise for each presentation and when we decide to do a public input session and/or meet with abutters.
  • Affordable housing plan forum Powerpoint presentation 11 15-11

    1. 1. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other questions? </li></ul>
    2. 2. Who: Affordable Housing Plan Committee <ul><li>Members </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Carter (Planning Board) </li></ul><ul><li>George Dixon (Board of Selectman) </li></ul><ul><li>John Edward (Citizen Representative) </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Haverty (Zoning Board of Appeals) </li></ul><ul><li>Georgi Mueller (Chelmsford Housing Authority) </li></ul><ul><li>Cori Rose (Conservation Commission) </li></ul><ul><li>Deb Taverna (Citizen Representative) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who: Resources <ul><li>Community Development (Evan Belansky) </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Authority (David Hedison) </li></ul><ul><li>2005 Affordable Housing Plan </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Master Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Housing and Community Development </li></ul>
    4. 4. What (part 1): Chapter 40B <ul><li>Number of housing units (2000 Census) = 12,981 </li></ul><ul><li>10% “Affordable” Target = 1,298 </li></ul><ul><li>Subsidized Housing Inventory units = 966 </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage on SHI = 7.4% </li></ul><ul><li>New Units required = 332 </li></ul><ul><li>0.5% annual target = 65 </li></ul>
    5. 5. What (part 2): Planned Production <ul><li>A Housing Production Plan is a proactive strategy for planning and developing affordable housing. The HPP will assist communities to plan for low and moderate income residents by providing a diverse housing supply. </li></ul><ul><li>The HPP identifies the housing needs of a community and the strategies it will use to make progress in facilitating the development of affordable housing. </li></ul><ul><li>By taking a proactive approach in the adoption of a HPP, cities and towns are much more likely to achieve both their affordable housing and community planning goals.  HPPs give communities that are under the 10% threshold of Chapter 40B, but are making steady progress in producing affordable housing on an annual basis, more control over comprehensive permit applications for a specified period of time. </li></ul>
    6. 6. What (part 3): Requirements for 2011 Plan <ul><li>0.5% of units = 1 year exemption </li></ul><ul><li>0.5% for Chelmsford = 65 units </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive housing needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Development constraints assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation strategies and sites </li></ul><ul><li>Must be approved by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board of Selectman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Housing and Community Development </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. When: Timeline <ul><li>Chelmsford Plan Approved in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>The 2005 was never Certified </li></ul><ul><li>Plan expired in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing Plan Committee formed in late 2009 (first meeting 11/04/09) </li></ul><ul><li>Public meetings held (at least) monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory draft sent to DHCD March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>DHCD informed us of approval in early May </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Production Schedule starts in 2012 </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why (part 1): Local Control <ul><li>An approved plan offers leverage with respect to the Comprehensive Permit process </li></ul><ul><li>A certified plan offers significant control </li></ul><ul><li>Need to continue producing affordable units to maintain control </li></ul><ul><li>A Plan does not commit the Town to specific strategies or locations </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate success of the Plan depends on Town commitment to produce affordable units to address unmet needs </li></ul>
    9. 9. Why (part 2): Chelmsford’s Unmet Needs <ul><li>Population stable, but getting older </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1 out of 4 households earn < 50K </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Foreclosures well above 2007-2009 pace </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,300 on CHA waiting list </li></ul><ul><li>33% ownership and 46% rental not affordable </li></ul><ul><li>20% of renters pay more than 50% of income </li></ul><ul><li>The 2005 plan quantified a need for 1,445 units </li></ul><ul><li>Reminder: 0.5% = 65 units per year </li></ul>
    10. 10. Why (part 3): Barriers to Affordable Housing <ul><li>Market conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Profit motive </li></ul><ul><li>Restrictive zoning (~2% zoned multifamily) </li></ul><ul><li>Community concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Misinformation (e.g., fiscal impact) </li></ul><ul><li>Community Priorities </li></ul>
    11. 11. How (part 1) <ul><li>Focus on re-development of existing properties </li></ul><ul><li>Produce affordable units from existing stock (e.g., rehabilitation, acquisition) </li></ul><ul><li>Revise zoning bylaws </li></ul><ul><li>Proactively guide comprehensive permits </li></ul><ul><li>Housing on publicly-owned land </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Advisory Board </li></ul>
    12. 12. How (part 2): Evaluation Criteria
    13. 13. Where: High Priority Locations <ul><li>16-20 Boston Road </li></ul><ul><li>11 Cushing Place </li></ul><ul><li>26-34 North Road </li></ul><ul><li>33 Vinal Square. / 9 Princeton Street </li></ul><ul><li>50 Hunt Road </li></ul><ul><li>111 Chelmsford Street </li></ul><ul><li>133 Princeton Street </li></ul><ul><li>233-273 Littleton Road </li></ul><ul><li>280-284 Chelmsford St. </li></ul><ul><li>276-282 Mill Road </li></ul><ul><li>Oak Hill </li></ul><ul><li>80-104 Turnpike Road </li></ul><ul><li>271-279 Chelmsford St </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton Court </li></ul>
    14. 14. Where: Planned Production Schedule
    15. 15. There are diverse and affordable housing opportunities for people of all income levels - Chelmsford Master Plan 2020 Vision Statement
    16. 16. What’s Next <ul><li>Meet with property owners </li></ul><ul><li>Public Input Session </li></ul><ul><li>Requires BoS and Planning Board approval </li></ul><ul><li>Submit to DHCD for Final Approval </li></ul><ul><li>Be pro-active in pursuing certification </li></ul><ul><li>Housing Advisory Board </li></ul>