Affordable Housing PROGRAM

The Town of Yarmouth recognizes the need for affordable housing and works to create and preserve affordable housing opportunities for local residents.  In general, housing is said to be affordable if you spend no more than 30% of your income on housing costs, including rent and utilities, mortgage, taxes and condominium fees. 

Affordable housing which qualifies for the Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) must be subsidized, deed restricted, affirmatively marketed, and serve households earning no more than 80% of the Area Median Income.  Affordable Housing comes in may forms: single-family, multi-family, scattered sites, neighborhoods, duplexes, and condominiums. 

NEW! FUNDS FOR YARMOUTH HOMEOWNERS FOR HOME REPAIRS AVAILABLE NOW!  Only emergency repairs which preserve your home are eligible.  Income limits apply. This is an equal housing opportunity. Please see link below for more information: 

  HECH H.E.L.P. Program Information   

YARMOUTH's HOUSING PRODUCTION PLAN

The Town's Housing Production Plan (HPP) identifies Yarmouth's housing needs, and set forth housing production goals and strategies. Click below to learn more:  
  Housing Production Plan 2015  

YARMOUTH's Affordable Housing Standards
 The Yarmouth Community Housing Committee has developed the following standards for affordable housing developments seeking approval by the Town. Click below to learn more:  
   Affordable Housing Standards   
    
The Yarmouth Affordable Housing Trust  - Motel Redevelopment Program Update

 
The Town of Yarmouth Affordable Housing Trust (AHT) is currently reviewing a proposal submitted by Dakota Partners to razed the former Cavalier Motel (881 Route 28, South Yarmouth) and replace with a Low Income Housing Tax Credit residential development. 
   

 

Click below to see Project Description submitted by Dakota Partners 

Click below to see Conceptual Site Plan submitted by Dakota Partners

Click below to see information about the October 18th Meeting of the Board of Selectmen with the Affordable Housing Trust and Dakota Partners

Click below to see the Design Review Application submitted by Dakota Partners

Please see below the Board of Selectmen Agenda and Meeting Packet for the Oct 18, 2016 meeting with the Affordable Housing Trust and Dakota Partners

Click here to see the agenda and meeting packet for the Oct 24th meeting of the Community Housing Committee

Click here to see the agenda for the Oct 27th meeting of the Affordable Housing Trust