Trailers Counted as Affordable Units in other communities

By Theresa ONeill | Jun 18, 2012
Source: wicked local wareham

Danvers and other communities will be counting trailers as affordable housing.

See story on Boston.com

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/danvers/articles/2012/06/17/danvers_wants_mobile_homes_counted_as_affordable_housing/?

Wareham needs to do the same thing with our 17 mobile home parks that aren't mobile, but permanent homes for hundreds of families.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Peaches0409 | Jun 18, 2012 09:01

They are not counting them yet, they are trying to pass legislation. Wareham has also been fighting to get this done at the State level



Posted by: KAREN SPINKS | Jun 19, 2012 10:40

peaches... Do you know that this is being pursued at the state level and who's pursuing  it on behalf of Wareham?   This was not my impression as of a few months ago when this topic was discussed in WW.



Posted by: Hissing Cobra | Jun 21, 2012 23:18

This is something that NEEDS to be done for Wareham. We have enough affordable housing here in this town right now and we don't need anymore. Besides the 17 Trailer Parks (most of any town in this state), we have countless 1 and 2 bedroom cottages that are currently being rented out to low income residents. If that's not enough, we have a ton of sleazy motels that line Cranberry Highway that also rent out to low income residents. If that's not enough, we also have the low income housing units such as Brandy Hill, Union Apartments, The Depot, Woods at Wareham, and some others that are scattered about (one is across from Dunkin Donuts in West Wareahm and another is across from The Auto Center (also in West Wareham).

 

Enough is enough! It's time for the State to recognize that Wareham has done it's part to make affordable housing obtainable.



Posted by: Theresa ONeill | Jun 24, 2012 17:17

In the story i believe it states that danvers was able to use 62 units toward the affordable goal when restrictions were added to mobile homes that were renovated with grand money from CEDA. Wareham has a similar program - money to update housing units including mobile homes - but not sure if Wareham requires the restrictions.

Seems as if these towns could benefit by combining efforts - strength in numbers. Also our state reps should be assisting with this as well.



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