There was an excellent turnout from many Lower Cape towns who attended the forum on New Directions in Community Housing Needs on February 22. Five panelists addressed issues regarding year-round housing in all of the towns on Cape Cod…
- Do the towns have adequate housing to meet the needs of:
- Younger working families?
- Those who work in our service industries?
- Elderly or single-person households?
- What about subsidized housing?
- Are the towns meeting the 10% goal established by the state?
The panel of experts consisted of:
- Barry Alper — Member, Orleans Housing Authority
- Andrea Aldana — CDP Director of Housing Advocacy
- Vicki Goldsmith — Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity/Cape Cod
- Bob Jones — President of the Board of Directors, Cape Cod Village
- Katie Wibby — Vice Chairman, Orleans Affordable Housing Committee
Ms. Wibby opened the forum with her comments and included presentation slides prepared by a consultant. The presentation is below. Advance through the pages by clicking on the arrows on the left upper or lower border:Orleans Housing Study presentation 4-11-17 FINAL (1)
Forum Videos —
This forum was video recorded and presented here in segments.
The first video is Ms. Wibby’s presentation:
The next video section is the remaining panelist presentations:
The panelists addressed the following questions in their opening remarks:
- What project is your organization currently working on related to Community Housing Needs?
- How many housing units will this project yield?
- How did your organization go about securing or acquiring land for this project?
- How is your organization funding your project?
- What are your views on other sustainable funding sources (Federal, state, local, other)for community housing projects?
- What are your views on creating incentives to attract developers?
- What actions are you taking to change the direction of Community Housing Needs?
Presentation on the Autism Project
This is the Questions and Answers segment