The Affordable Housing Trust is charged not only with working to implement the Town’s Housing Production Plan but also to generally promote affordable housing in Weston.
At the May 2017 Annual Town Meeting, $950,000 was appropriated to the use of the Trust for the purpose of creating affordable homeownership units. Since then, the Trust identified a piece of Town-owned property at the corner of Route 20 and Wellesley Street (map below), which was transferred to the Trust by the May 2018 Annual Town Meeting to develop 4-6 housing units in two buildings that are similar in scale to the houses in the adjacent Wellesley Street neighborhood (see Development Parameters and Guidelines below).
The Trust issued a Request for Proposals for interested non-profit housing developers. Habitat for Humanity was selected and the organization is beginning to engage in a community process to develop the design. The organization met with the Trustees to describe its development, community engagement, and housing selection process. The presentation can be found below.
A project email has been established and residents who are interested in following the progress should email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the email list to be notified of public meetings and to submit any questions or feedback.