City of Somerville

Agenda Item
Placed on File
Sep 27, 2018 7:00 PM

Planning Board conveying its recommendations re: #200102 (inclusionary housing), with respect to Waiting Lists.


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Category:Officer's CommunicationPurposes:Officer's Communication


  1. Affordable Housing - PB Recommendation

Official Text

To the Honorable Board of Aldermen:

On December 9, 2015, members of the Planning Board and BOA Land Use Committee held a public hearing on #200102, an amendment submitted by 11 voters on Inclusionary Zoning. Among its recommendations for the Board of Aldermen's consideration was the following:

Item 9 - OSPCD is herein authorized and directed to develop a citywide application process and waiting list for all units of inclusionary housing. OSPCD is herein further authorized and directed to develop a preference system whereby priority points are assigned to households that: are Somerville residents; and would be income eligible for inclusionary units of rental housing; and have been displaced from Somerville within the twelve months prior to the date of application for an inclusionary unit, or have been displaced subsequent to their application for an inclusionary unit; or are at imminent risk of such displacement, and their actual displacement or risk of displacement is for reasons beyond their control, including, but not limited to, no fault evictions, and evictions for non-payment of rent where shelter expenses (i.e. rent plus utilities) exceed 50% of household income. Development of these and other guidelines for assigning priority above and beyond date of application shall be accomplished with guidance from the Affordable Housing Trust, in consultation with the Housing and Community Development Committee of the Board of Aldermen, and pursuant to a public hearing.

Attached please find a copy of the formal recommendation from the Planning Board.

Respectfully submitted,

John J. Long, City Clerk

Meeting History

Oct 13, 2016 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting

Created pursuant to #202200.

Aug 23, 2018 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
Sep 19, 2018 6:00 PM Video Housing and Community Development Committee Committee Meeting
Sep 27, 2018 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting