Friday, June 9, 2006
Shorts from the Housing Authority, June 5
• Meeting with builder. The Carlisle Housing Authority (CHA) heard from a non-profit housing developer at their June 5 meeting. Dominick Ingegneri, construction manager for The Community Builder Inc. (TCB), showed architectural drawings of various projects TCB is building in Chatham and Edgartown. Ingegneri, who is a Concord resident and knew of Carlisle's affordable housing challenges, described TCB as "the biggest non-profit housing developer in the U.S." The Boston-based company has been in business for over 20 years and has built housing throughout the country. Ingegneri suggested that town representatives might want to talk with the development officers of the company as they develop construction proposals for the Benfield units.
• Housing Trust recommendations. Following up the Town Meeting approval of a Housing Trust, Selectman John Williams asked for CHA recommendations for two seats on the Housing Trust and for a review of the job description for the newly approved assistant. The group provided the names of six people who were knowledgeable about housing and financial structures. Discussion centered on the overlapping interests of the CHA and the Housing Trust. Williams will follow up on the recommendations.
• Officers elected. The CHA elected officers for the coming year. Alan Lehotsky will continue as chair, Steven Pearlman will be secretary and James Bohn will be treasurer.
• Next meeting. The CHA will meet again on Monday, June 26, and will discuss guidelines for accessory apartments.
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