NORFOLK — State Rep. Shawn Dooley, R-Norfolk, is hosting a “Community Conversation on 40B and Affordable Housing” on Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m., in the King Philip Middle School auditorium, 18 King St., Norfolk.
Officials from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, MassHousing, and the town of Norfolk will make a presentation on Chapter 40B and the Comprehensive Permit Process. This will include a discussion of when a community is eligible for a safe harbor. In addition, there will be an update on the state of Norfolk’s Housing Production Plan as well as its Affordable Housing Trust.
“This is such an important issue form many of the communities I represent and I am so pleased that MassHousing and DHCD agreed to be part of this forum. I wanted to make sure that we were able to get the facts directly from the people and organization who are responsible for 40B and Affordable Housing in the Commonwealth as opposed to rumors and conjecture,” said Dooley.
Joining Dooley will be: Nancy McDonald, director of government affairs – MassHousing; Greg Watson, manager of comprehensive permit programs – MassHousing; Phil DeMartino, technical assistance coordinator – Office of Sustainable Communities, Department of Housing and Community Development; and Ray Goff, Norfolk town planner.
Dooley further added, “I hope that there will be a huge turnout, not just so everyone who is interested gets the most up to date information, but also to show the people from the state that this is a community that is engaged and truly wants to be part of the process.”
This is a free event open to any and all individuals who would like to learn more about how the affordable housing law works.
Shawn Dooley is the state representative for the 9th Norfolk, representing the communities of Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole, & Wrentham. He can be reached at Shawn.Dooley@MAHouse.gov or at 617-722-2810.