Brewster Housing Production Plan Update

The Town of Brewster is beginning an update to the Brewster Housing Production Plan (HPP). The current five-year Plan, approved by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in 2017, has guided Brewster’s Housing Program for the last 5 years. Accomplishments such as hiring a Housing Coordinator, creating a Municipal Affordable Housing Trust, and amending the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) bylaw, were all strategies originally outlined in the existing Housing Plan. The new Housing Plan, funded with a Brewster Community Preservation Act (CPA) grant, will include a needs assessment, goals, and implementation strategies. This will provide the Town with an excellent opportunity to explore recent demographic and housing trends as well as to coordinate with the Town’s Vision Planning effort. Over the next few months, community outreach for the Plan will include an online survey, small group interviews, focus groups, and community meetings. Barrett Planning Group LLC will be leading the public outreach with the assistance of the Housing Partnership. Community feedback is an important part of this process. For more information, please contact, Jill Scalise, Brewster Housing Coordinator, at jscalise@brewster-ma.govor 508-896-3701, ext. 1169.