In January 2005, the state legislature passed legislation allowing the creation of municipal housing trusts, which are a vehicle for cities and towns to better plan for, fund and develop affordable housing to benefit low and moderate income households. This mechanism addresses the statewide issue of housing production, but more importantly, gives cities and towns greater control and flexibility in creating housing that is right for each community.
The Amesbury Housing Trust was created by City Council order 2012-046, however, was never convened. As of November 2020, we are recruiting volunteers who are interested in being appointed to the Trust.
The Trust will focus solely on affordable housing development and preservation. It will not be a policy maker, but will implement the recommendations of the Mayor and the City Council. Ideas will continue to be generated by the Amesbury Housing Authority, the Planning Board and other housing advocacy groups.
Become a Trustee!
We are looking for applicants who are interested in joining.
- Trustees must be current residents of Amesbury
- Two year terms
- Ideal qualifications include; interest or experience with affordable housing development, real estate development, banking, finance and/or real estate law
There shall be a Board of Trustees consisting of not less than five and not more than nine... At least one of the Trustees shall be a member of the City Council.