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The Town received three proposals in response to the RFP. After evaluation of responses and interviews, a selection panel composed of staff and a representative each of the Affordable Housing Committee and Affordable Housing Trust Board made a recommendation to the Town Administrators/Chief Procurement Officer, which was accepted. The Town awarded the contract to JMGoldson of Boston. The winning proposal describes the following tasks and deliverables:
- Data Collection Plan;
- Data Analysis;
- Housing Stock Goals;
- Housing Production Goals;
- Plan for Updates and Reports.
Work started in April 2023 and will take approximately eight months. Community input has been sought during the month of June 2023 through four focus groups and a survey of all who live, work, attend school, or are interested in housing in Orleans. Summaries of the results of the focus groups and survey can be found at:
A community forum was held on September 7 at the Snow Library, Craine Room, at 6 pm.
Five joint meetings of the Affordable Housing Committee and Affordable Housing Trust Board are scheduled to discuss the deliverables:
- Meeting on November 7, 2023: Draft Ten-Year Housing Plan, with particular focus on chapter 2. Housing Vision, Goals, and Strategies, and draft Executive Summary.
- Meeting on December 19, 2023: Updates and Reports (to be posted prior to meeting)
A presentation on the draft Ten-Year Housing Plan will be made to the Select Board on November 29, 2023. No action on the Plan will be taken.
The Affordable Housing Committee has done a flyer to let folks know about Orleans’ housing story and how these warrant articles contribute to this effort. If you agree, please feel free to print it out and distribute. video explaining the various housing-related warrant articles.
Orleans Housing Developments: the 2017 comprehensive study of housing needs contains a list of the various assisted housing developments in the Town at that time (2017).