The Town of Yarmouth works hard to provide current information and opportunities for Affordable Housing in our Town and across the Cape.Please read below to learn more about our program, production and standards.
Only emergency repairs which preserve your home are eligible. Income limits apply. Harwich Ecumenical Council for Housing P.O. Box 638, West Harwich. MA 02671 Phone: 508-432-0015 Ext 109
THE YARMOUTH AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM:
Town of Yarmouth recognizes the need for affordable housing and works to create and preserve affordable housing opportunities for local residents, while maintaining the Town's character. 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.
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