BOSTON – Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George has called for a hearing order regarding vacant affordable housing units and improving access to those units in the City of Boston. Boston’s Department of Fair Housing and Equity recently reported that there are currently 37 projects including 839 units of vacant affordable housing in the City. The process to access both ownership and rental affordable units is irregular and unpredictable for those paying increasingly more of their disposable income for housing costs, experiencing homelessness and in emergency assistance.
“There is a requirement of developers to include affordable rental and ownership opportunities for our City’s residents. Unfortunately, we have been falling short of our commitment to residents in need of this housing to access these units across our City. We need to do better,” said Councilor Essaibi-George. By holding a hearing with community stakeholders and experts, she hopes to determine strategies for streamlining the process to apply for affordable housing and to create a more rapid and efficient process for occupying affordable housing units.
WHO: Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi- George
WHAT: ORDER FOR A HEARING REGARDING VACANT
AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS and IMPROVING ACCESS TO
THOSE UNITS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00pm
WHERE: Boston City Hall Council Chambers, Boston City Hall, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
This meeting is open to the public.