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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

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:

  • 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.

Trust Members & General Information

Term Ends:
Stephanie Alves Member 2020
Krisanne Sheedy Member 2021
Charles King Member (Selectmen's Rep.) 2020
Nikki Dostoomian Chair 2021
VACANT Member 2021
Amy Rodrigues Clerk 2020
Samantha Hill Member 2020




Contact Information

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