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Affordable Housing Trust


About the AHT

The Affordable Housing Trust is a group of volunteer residents who work to assure that housing options are available to community members at any income level. The Trust undertakes programs and pursues policies that aim to address the community's affordable and fair housing needs. The Trust oversees the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which is used for its programs. The Trust is assisted by the staff of the Department of Planning & Economic Development and receives most of its financial support from the Town's Community Preservation Fund.

First-time Homebuyer Downpayment Grants

The Trust offers down-payment grants for income- and asset-eligible first-time homebuyers to buy a market-rate house or condo in Easton which then becomes permanently affordable as a condition of the grant.  A pre-approval letter for a 30-year fixed-interest-rate mortgage that is subordinate to an affordability restriction is required as part of the application.  Rolling applications are now being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Participants must be first time homebuyers (with some exceptions). Click here for full information and application details. 

RFP for Group Housing at 300 Foundry Street

The Trust is accepting responses to a Request for Proposals to construct 8 bedrooms of affordable Acquired Brain Injury group housing at 300 Foundry Street.

Click here for a copy of the full RFP.

The deadline for responses to be received in the Town Administrator's Office at 136 Elm Street has been extended to Noon on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

The Trust maintains a list of housing resources, including information for:

  • Renters
  • Homeowners
  • Seniors
  • People looking for an affordable home
  • Those facing foreclosure
  • People with disabilities
  • People seeking help with utility bills

Click here to view the list, or click here for a printable brochure.

Trust Members & General Information

Member:
Position:
Term Ends:
Stephanie Alves Member 2020
Krisanne Sheedy Member 2019
David Mills Member (Selectmen's Rep.) 2019
Nikki Dostoomian Chair 2019
James Truax Member 2019
Amy Rodrigues Clerk 2020
Samantha Hill Member 2020

 

 

 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact the Department of Planning & Economic Development.