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Welcome to the Town of Chilmark, MA
Housing Committee Minutes 09/14/17
Chilmark Housing Committee
Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00am
Chilmark Town Hall, 401 Middle Road, Chilmark, MA Conference Room #1

Committee Members Present:  Jim Feiner (Chair), William Randol, Jessica Roddy, Ann Wallace, Bill Rossi, Roland Kluver, Michelle Leonardi, Jessie Holtham (Admin)
Committee Members Absent: Andrew Goldman

Meeting was called to order at 9:00am by the chairman.

Minutes from 4/4, 6/8, 6/15, 7/13 reviewed and approved with no changes.

Rental Support Program
Committee is coordinating with DCRHA to draft an updated Statement of Purpose, remove the outdated Chilmark Rental Conversion/Support application and replace with DCRHA Rental Assistance application.

CPA funding requests and using CPA funds for infrastructure
Deadline for infrastructure funding is October 3rd, 2017. At this time there is no plan/concept. No action steps will be taken to request funding.

Solar Grant Applications
It was determined that  MLR rental units are all sited on a single parcel and therefore only one of the six units could qualify for the solar subsidy under Cape Light Compact (CLC) guidelines. Middle Line Road homeowners cannot qualify for the solar grants under the 80% AMI guidelines. The committee recommends the CLC solar grant application process no longer be considered by the Housing Committee.

Discussed Chilmark’s young demographic, workforce and family housing.

Discussed minimum number of units required to attract a developer to the Peaked Hill site. Discussed using a preliminary survey of the community before planning Peaked Hill development.

Discussed tax incentives and/or subsidies for property owners to provide affordable housing. Committee members will bring examples from other communities to next meeting. Ann Wallace will bring examples from Provincetown.

Discussed Rental Assistance Rent Rate Caps. Move to next agenda with supporting documents.
Added review of rental assistance rental rates to the housing calendar every 2 years.

Discussed the $1 second mortgage initiative and next steps that require funding of Homesite appraisals from Molly Flender Municipal Housing Trust.  All future ground lease language will require the second-mortgage.

Respectfully submitted, Jessie A. Holtham

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