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Future of Housing in Amherst: Implications for Older Adults, Families and Students - Shared screen with gallery view
Carol Lewis
34:41
So -- how many of us ARE here> SInce we can't tell...
Nathaniel Malloy
35:23
Approximately 40 attendees
John Hornik
35:25
45 including panelists.
Carol Lewis
35:44
Thanks!
Lucya Turowski
36:37
Amherst Neighbors: A member-led no fee, no-profit organization offering volunteer services, programs, and events to older adults.  Any adult living in Amherst or Pelham is welcome to join. www.amherstneighbors.org
Sue Lowery
37:15
Sue Lowery. susanlowery522@gmail.com
Romney Associates
37:26
promney@romneyassociates.com
Michele Miller
37:33
Michele Miller — michelemiller3680@gmail.com
Carol Lewis
37:38
Carol Lewis curiouscaro@gmail.com
Lucya Turowski
38:53
Amherst Community Land Trust: The ACLT can help low and moderate income households purchase homes in Amherst. The Trust maintains ownership of the land, thus reducing the total sale price.
Lucya Turowski
38:59
http://www.amherstcommunitylandtrust.org/
Lucya Turowski
41:28
Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust: THE TRUST'S MISSION, AS AN INSTRUMENT OF TOWN GOVERNMENT, IS TO PROMOTE THE TOWN'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRIORITIES AS DETERMINED THROUGH THE MOST RECENT TOWN HOUSING PLAN, PARTICULARLY TO CREATE SAFE, DECENT, AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
Lucya Turowski
41:38
https://www.amherstma.gov/2199/Amherst-Affordable-Housing-Trust-Fund
Chad Fuller
42:16
Thnx 4 ur help Lucya
Leo Williams/Springfield NHS
56:25
Leo WilliamsExecutive DirectorSpringfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.111 Wilbraham Road Springfield, MA 01109Office: 413-739-4737 Ext. 102lwilliams@springfieldnhs.orgCertified CDFI, CDC, HUD Counseling & Lender/Broker
judithglaser
58:04
judyglaser@comcast.net would like copies of slides
Nathaniel Malloy
59:52
The slides will be uploaded on the Housing Trust’s webpage.
Amherst Community Connections
01:02:43
Thank you for making the slides available. They contain excellent info. I would like to share them with our caseworkers.
State Rep. Mindy Domb
01:03:36
If you know a tenant facing eviction, please urge them not to move out and to seek rental assistance and legal aid.· For rental assistance, call 2-1-1 or contact WayFinders https://www.wayfinders.org/apply-financial-assistance. In Massachusetts, having an application for assistance in process will pause eviction proceedings.· For legal help and information, call 2-1-1 or visit the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project site evictionlegalhelp.org/find-legal-help/.· Frequently asked questions and answers are here (https://evictionlegalhelp.org/legal-rights/tenants/). This resource is also available as a handout in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1L2oGddL1yGfUkoNgV9O4PWRBgCBAd8IL
State Rep. Mindy Domb
01:03:56
Financial assistance is available for homeowners as well who may be facing foreclosure.
Lucya Turowski
01:04:36
Draft Town Comprehensive Housing Policy:
Lucya Turowski
01:04:45
https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/52654/3a-Amherst-Housing-Policy-July-19-2019
Sue Lowery
01:06:01
How is “affordable” housing defined?
Nathaniel Malloy
01:12:33
Affordability is defined as 80% of the Area Median Income of the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Affordability is based on household size. The US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calculates it annually: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2021/2021summary.odn
Romney Associates
01:15:35
Thank you so much Donna! Such helpful information.
Devorah Jacobson
01:19:05
missed that data that Gerry just gave, can he repeat?
Alisa Brewer
01:21:23
The current Town Council CRC draft housing proposal is actually in the Town Council 08-23-21 packet, was discussed there, will be discussed more at CRC, and may be voted on at Town Council 09-27-21;
Alisa Brewer
01:21:28
https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/57396/8b-Comprehensive-Housing-Policy---as-recommended-by-CRC
Alisa Brewer
01:22:35
There are additional documents related to that Draft in that Town Council 08-23-21 packet:
Alisa Brewer
01:22:38
https://www.amherstma.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/4063
Ralph Faulkingham
01:29:45
How can the University become enjoined to develop more housing of the housing needed?
Lucya Turowski
01:31:44
2Life Communities:
Romney Associates
01:31:46
We should include Kendal-at-Home as an option for supporting elders living at home. For those who can afford it, it's a very good option.
Lucya Turowski
01:31:51
https://www.2lifecommunities.org/
Lucya Turowski
01:34:43
Cape Cod Senior Living:
Lucya Turowski
01:34:53
https://www.seniorlivingresidences.com/communities/cape-cod-assisted-living/
Romney Associates
01:36:45
Kendal-at-Home provides health care.
Adrienne
01:39:19
I'd like to see Hickory Ridge acres developed for housing, affordable housing for families and/or elders.
Chad Fuller
01:42:53
BINGO !
Chad Fuller
01:43:40
Say it again !
Chad Fuller
01:47:13
“Neighbors” do that in other prts of the country. We could use “UMass off campus in a similar way or construct our own
Adrienne
01:48:21
Intergenerational living is an asset, a social fabric and supportive network that we'd be well served to keep in mind, given the geographic distances of biologically related family members.
Michele Miller
01:48:23
With the application window now open for CPA funding, are there any folks working on a community housing proposal?
Adrienne
01:48:27
Sorry, unable to unmute!
Chad Fuller
01:48:49
post it here in chat
Adrienne
01:49:03
Unable to unmute! I'll take a pass....plz. see my comments
Chad Fuller
01:49:47
Isn’t this being recorded?
Chad Fuller
01:49:57
chrlsful@aol.com
Laura Baker
01:50:22
Laura Baker - lb@valleycdc.com
Ralph Faulkingham
01:50:28
Ralph Faulkingham: faulkingham@anthro.umass.edu
Mary Beth Ogulewicz
01:50:30
I will share my data and links and send to John. Mary.Beth.Ogulewicz@massmail.state.ma.us
Pat De Angelis
01:50:33
deangelisp@amherstma.gov Pat De Angelis
Paige
01:50:40
Paige Wilder lpwilder@gmail.com
Ann S.
01:50:50
Ann Sklar asklar02492@comcat.net
789253
01:51:07
Carlie Tartakov ctarta@iastate.edu
789253
01:51:50
Tart@iastate.edu
Donna K Hancock
01:52:09
Donna Hancock, M.O.W , email is: Hancockd@amherstma.gov.
Linda Spink
01:52:37
Nat can we also post the recording on Amherst Neighbors website?
Elisa Campbell
01:56:32
elisa.campbell@umass.edu
Chad Fuller
01:56:48
Same way any one does
789253
01:57:07
Thank you for this informative and important program.
Paige
01:58:10
Lincoln apartments were supposed to come down yesterday and will be a huge student housing project on campus.
judithglaser
01:58:26
Are there examples of universities taking responsibility??
Chad Fuller
01:58:33
Hope they replace it PLUS add more.
Mary Beth Ogulewicz
01:59:01
There are examples of universities having senior housing built on campus and seniors accessing courses etc.
Myra
01:59:12
myra.lenburg@gmail.com
Alisa Brewer
01:59:16
Hampshire was going to do that
Chad Fuller
01:59:18
I think just as fast as elders come into poverty housing wise society should catch therefrom falling, it means zoning is not the answer.