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Telephone: 860-868-2259

Fax: 860-868-3103
Note that several departments share this fax line, so be sure to address your document clearly!

U.S. Mail Address:
Housing Commission
Town of Washington
P.O. Box 383
Washington Depot, CT 06794

Street Address:
Housing Commission
Town of Washington
2 Bryan Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794

Appointed Officials:
Liddy Adams, Chair
Andrew O'Hazo, Vice Chair
Joe Mustich
Lisa Lundberg
Leslie Anderson
Vacant, Alternate
Vacant, Alternate
Vacant, Alternate


 

Meetings:

Generally, the second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM in the Land Use Meeting Room at the Bryan Memorial Town Hall. See the Town Calendar for possible schedule exceptions, for instance because of holidays. Also be sure to check Public & Legal Notices for possible last minute schedule changes.

Minutes of previous meetings are available online.

Senior Housing Survey:

White Papers:

Ordinance to Establish a Housing Commission

The Washington Housing Commission was established at a Town Meeting on May 19, 2005 as follows:

Section I. Commission established; purpose

A Housing Commission is hereby established to promote and encourage the development and continued availability of affordable housing for the people of Washington by bringing together public and private resources, developing recommendations for comprehensive housing policies and goals, and facilitating the accomplishment of those goals.

Section II. Duties

The duties of the Commission shall be:

  1. To study and analyze the housing needs of the Town.

  2. To recommend to the Board of Selectmen and the Planning and Zoning Commissions housing policies and practices calculated to encourage the development and continued availability of affordable housing for the people of Washington.

  3. To establish housing priorities and recommend immediate and long-range housing goals to the Board of Selectmen.

  4. To act as a clearinghouse for information concerning federal, state, municipal and private sources of funding and programs for housing and make such information available to the Board of Selectmen, and to potential developers (profit making and nonprofit) of new, converted or rehabilitated housing..

  5. To make recommendations to the Board of Selectmen expenditures from the Affordable Housing Fund.

  6. To provide a forum for housing issues.

Section III. Membership; terms; vacancies

The Commission shall consist of five (5) members who shall be electors of the Town of Washington, and shall serve without pay, to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

The initial appointees of the Commission shall be one (1) member who shall serve for a term of one (1) year; two (2) members who shall serve for a term of two (2) years; two (2) members who shall serve for a term of three (3) years; all such members to hold office to the first day of July in the year of the expiration of their term and thereafter, all appointments shall be for a term of three (3) years expiring on the 30th day of June.

Any vacancies shall be filled by the Board of Selectmen for the unexpired term.

Section IV. Organization

The Commission shall elect a Chairperson from its members and may organize itself in such manner as its members may determine is best suited to carry out the Commission's duties.

This ordinance shall become effective July 1, 2005.


Housing Study Committee

The Board of Selectmen, in December 2000, voted to appoint an eleven-member Housing Study Committee. The Selectmen later agreed, in February 2001, to broaden the composition of that committee to a "community-wide ad hoc group," with membership open to anyone and everyone.

The mission of the Committee was "to conduct an organized, comprehensive written evaluation of housing needs and to develop a long-term housing plan for the Town."

In June 2002 the committee issued its Final Report of Housing Study Committee ( 36 pages).


Web page last updated: April 17, 2013