The Housing Division works with the Housing Advisory Board, and other town boards, committees, and departments to develop and implement the town's affordable housing goals, policies, strategies, and programs; responding to changing statutory and regulatory requirements, market opportunities, and resident needs.
Responsibilities of the Housing Division include:
Assisting developers of affordable units to market, select, and qualify buyers
Collaborating with other divisions on comprehensive and project-specific planning efforts
Monitoring affordable ownership and rental units to assure continued residency / affordability
Providing technical and financial assistance to income-eligible homebuyers
Referring those seeking affordable ownership and rental opportunities in Brookline to available resources
Working with developers of market-rate units to fulfill the affordable housing requirements of the Zoning By-Law (PDF).
Working with owners of affordable housing to preserve existing affordability
Working with non and for profit developers to create additional affordable housing in affordable or mixed income projects