The major projects of the Affordable Housing Trust, and the Coalition of which the League is a member, were continuing to advocate for proposed projects on Northampton Road and the combined project at the East Street School and Belchertown Road. There were also some forums on specific issues and some possible future locations for affordable housing projects.
Progress amid rising construction costs.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
The League of Women Voters of Amherst has formally commented on the Amherst Single Room Occupancy (SRO) project.
Comment on the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) apartment project at 132 Northampton Road at www.amherstma.gov/3520
Housing costs have risen far more quickly than incomes in most of the country. Few units were constructed between 1980 and 2010, and even fewer of those were smaller, more affordable, units. A forum on homelessness that the League co-sponsored in 2016 identified a great need for housing to reduce the number of homeless people. The proposal by the Valley Community Development Corporation is to help meet that need.
Two proposed projects need our support.
A new coalition of organizations and individuals will advocate for affordable housing initiatives and provide information about housing issues and long-term solutions.
What it is and how it began. This year the committee will focus on Affordable Housing, Racism, and Climate Change.