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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.

Housing Needs Survey

The Town has partnered with Old Colony Planning Council to update Easton's Housing Production Plan. This plan will set the direction for housing planning and policy in our community for the next five years.  Please take just five to ten minutes to share your thoughts with us.  A survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eastonhousing

Affordable Housing Unit Lottery - Goodspeed Estates (Goodspeed Lane, off Center Street)

One affordable single-family duplex is being developed as part of the Goodspeed Estates subdivision off Center Street. The house at 4 Goodspeed Lane, Unit B, will have 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and a 1-car garage.  The maximum sales price for the affordable home is $227,400.  The monthly HOA fee is $284 and the 2021 tax rate is $15.48 per thousand. 

Income qualifications are no more than $55,950 for a 1-person household, $63,950 for a 2-person household, $71,950 for a 3-person household, $79,900 for a 4-person household, $86,300 for a 5-person household, and $92,700 for a 6-person household.

The affordable unit is being marketed by MCO Housing Services.  There will be a virtual informational meeting via Zoom at 6:30 PM on Tuesday February 22 2022.  The application deadline is Saturday March 19 2022.  The virtual lottery will be via Zoom at 3:00 PM Thursday April 14 2022.

Click here for an application.


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.  Participants must be first time homebuyers (with some exceptions). Click here for full information and application details. 

The Town Maintains a List of Housing Resources for:

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

Click here for a printable brochure.

The State Offers Rental & Utility Help for Tenants and Landlords

Click here for more information.

Trust Members & General Information

Member:
Position:
Term Ends:
Stephanie Alves Member 2022
Krisanne Sheedy Member 2023
Jennifer Stacy Member (Select Board Rep.) 2022
Nikki Dostoomian Chair 2023
Ernso Stiven Member 2023
Amy Rodrigues Clerk 2022
Samantha Hill Member 2022



Contact Information

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