This workshop addresses barriers to housing production on the Lower & Outer Cape by providing effective strategies to create more homes in your town. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge and language to support housing initiatives as well as a firm understanding of what must be done to solve your town’s housing crisis. We’ll explore the following questions:
What is housing, affordable and attainable?
Who needs it?
What are the various types of housing that would meet the need of a diverse community?
What can it look like?
How does it get built?
What do we need to get the best housing?
What housing developments are happening in your town?
This course is open to Town board and committee members and Town staff who are directly involved in housing, including (but not limited to!):
Finance Committee, Community Preservation Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Select Board, Board of Health, Conservation Commissions, members of Affordable Housing Trusts, Housing Committee, all housing staff, planners and community development staff.
We also welcome resident housing advocates and future town leaders, and especially recommend this workshop for new board and committee members.
Attendance is free and pre-registration is necessary. This is a virtual workshop and is presented at an introductory level. We will send the Zoom link with the workshop reminder.
Questions? Email Amanda Bebrin, Director of Housing Advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.