The mission of the Westborough Affordable Housing Trust is to provide for the creation and preservation of affordable housing units in Westborough for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households, and support efforts to improve housing affordability for our community in general.
Housing affordability measures a households ability to pay for the total cost of housing, including rent or mortgage payments and utilities. As defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), housing is affordable if the total cost of housing is 30% or less of household income.
In Massachusetts, the term “Affordable Housing” is most commonly used to describe housing that is affordable to households with income of 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI). Housing that meets this criteria is often eligible as subsidized housing and may qualify as part of a town’s Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI).
Workforce Housing is generally considered to be housing that is affordable to households with total income between 60% and 120% of the Area Median Income (AMI). In Massachusetts, Workforce Housing programs exist for households with incomes up to 130% of AMI.
Learn more about the Housing Trust's monthly meetings
The Westborough Affordable Housing Board of Trustees meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9 am in Memorial Hall at Westborough Town Hall (34 West Main Street). Meeting agendas and minutes are available through the Town's Agenda Center