Friday, April 27, 2001
Town to vote on affordable housing plan
At the Town Meeting on May 14-15, Carlisle citizens will be asked to accept the Town of Carlisle Affordable Housing Plan 2001 in Article 22. This is the same plan that was introduced to the town at the fall 2000 Special Town Meeting and does not include any specific projects or funding requests.
Asked why the housing authority is seeking a vote on the plan, housing authority chair Marty Galligan responded, Approval of the plan gives clear direction that Carlisle wants affordable housing. If the town approves this, then Carlisle Affordable Housing, Inc. [a private corporation that hopes to be the developer of affordable housing in Carlisle] will begin fund raising. If the town does not approve [the plan], then that will send a very different message.
Copies of the plan are available for review at the Gleason Library, at the town clerks office at the Town Hall and on the web at www.carlisle.org/affordablehousing. If time allows, the housing authority asks residents to become familiar with the report before the Town Meeting.