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.
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.
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.
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.