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
As of Fall 2019, the Trust is not accepting new applications to this program as it is currently over-subscribed. If additional funds are available next fiscal year, the Trust will accept new applications in Summer 2020.
When funding is available, 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:
- People looking for an affordable home
- Those facing foreclosure
- People with disabilities
- People seeking help with utility bills
Click here for a printable brochure.
Trust Members & General Information
|Charles King||Member (Selectmen's Rep.)||2020|
For further information, please contact the Department of Planning & Economic Development.