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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.

Affordable Home For Sale - Applications Due May 6

The Easton Affordable Housing Trust is selling a renovated 3-bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom single-family house at 3 Eisenhower Drive at a significantly reduced price to an income- and asset-qualified first-time homebuyer.  The house is deed-restricted and can only be sold in the future at a similarly low price to a similarly income-qualified buyer.  There's an open house Saturday April 13th from 11-1, and applications are due to the marketing agent by May 6th.  Please note that a mortgage pre-approval letter for a 30-year fixed-interest-rate mortgage from an actual bank is required as part of the application.  Some successful applicants in similar past projects have used the "ONE Mortgage" product available from some local lenders.

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. 

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

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

 

 

 

Contact Information

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