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.
The Amesbury Housing Trust meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm.
Become a Trustee!
The Trust has one open position for a new Trustee. Please consider:
- Trustees must be current residents of Amesbury
- Terms are for two years
- Ideal qualifications include: interest or experience with affordable housing development, real estate development, banking, finance and/or real estate law