Chatham Housing Office

The Housing Department works to promote and maintain a range of housing opportunities in Chatham by managing and implementing the Town's efforts to meet the housing needs of our low, moderate, and middle income residents and workforce, and developing initiatives to preserve and expand the Town's supply of Affordable and Attainable rental and ownership housing.

We recognize that while it's important to develop Affordable housing units, units that are affordable to people who earn up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and which count toward the Town's Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI), there is also a real need for Attainable housing units that are affordable to people who earn between 80% and 200% of the AMI.

We work with the Affordable Housing Trust, the Chatham Community Housing Partnership, and local non-profits to identify housing opportunities, acquire land, and build and preserve Affordable and Attainable housing. We actively pursue the 70% Local Option through the EOHLC so that we are addressing the housing needs of our residents and workforce first and foremost, within the requirements of Fair Housing laws.

  1. Gloria McPherson

    Housing & Sustainability Director

Housing by the Numbers

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    Housing Visioning & Survey Results

    Presented at the April 11, 2023 Affordable Housing Trust Meeting. View the Presentation...
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    Community Housing Survey Results

    Survey results will be presented, and feedback solicited, at the meeting of the Affordable Housing Trust, April 11, 2023, after the Select Board Meeting Read on...
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    Community Housing Survey

    Please take the 5-8 minute survey about affordable and attainable housing development scenarios at two Town-owned properties: Main Street, West Chatham and Meetinghouse Road, South Chatham Read on...
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    Second Community Engagement Forum for Affordable & Attainable Housing

    On Wednesday, February 15 at 5:00 P.M. there will be the second Community Engagement Forum for Affordable and Attainable Housing. This hybrid meeting will take place in the large meeting room at the Town Hall Annex Read on...
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