About the Committee
The Pembroke Affordable Housing Committee was established in April of 1988 by Town Meeting to consider the town's housing needs, with particular attention to housing opportunities that are affordable to households of all income levels and abilities. The Pembroke Affordable Housing Committee may make recommendations to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen on steps the town may take to support the creation of new housing options to address those needs and to help maintain existing affordable housing in Pembroke.
Affordable or community housing, also known as workforce housing, is defined as long term affordability for people earning up to 80% of the area median income.
The Pembroke Affordable Housing Committee will help allow Pembroke to control its housing destiny, increase the opportunity for seniors and younger residents to remain in town, and provide attractive options for new residents to live and work in our community.
The Pembroke Affordable Housing Committee will consider housing needs in Pembroke with particular attention to housing opportunities that are affordable to households of all income levels and abilities, and to make recommendations to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen on steps the Town can take to support the creation of new housing options to address those needs, and to maintain existing affordable housing in Pembroke. The Committee will promote the creation and preservation of housing and housing programs in Pembroke that:
- Ensure that people with incomes below the area median can access an affordable place to live.
- Create enough affordable housing so that the Town of Pembroke meets, at a minimum, the state’s benchmark that 10 percent of the town’s total housing units be affordable to those whose incomes are at or below 80 percent of the area median income.
- Promote an economically vibrant community.
- Maintain and preserve the character and historic nature of Pembroke.
The Committee will support the implementation of these recommendations and measure progress toward their fulfilment.
The Committee will work to seek regional solutions and support regional goals for housing market stability, housing affordability, and fair access to housing.
The Committee will work to increase public knowledge and understanding about housing that is affordable to all in support of achieving these goals.
There are 3 open seats on this committee.