Amherst officials grapple with how to loosen housing squeeze

Staff Writer
Published: 5/24/2023 4:24:19 PM
Modified: 5/24/2023 4:24:03 PM

AMHERST — Developing senior housing projects that could potentially free up existing homes for younger families, increasing housing density around town, and encouraging the University of Massachusetts to provide more housing for its students are among ways to expand housing opportunities of all types in Amherst.

The Community Resources Committee and the Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust recently discussed ideas jointly with Assistant Town Manager David Ziomek and Senior Planner Nate Malloy to begin mapping out approaches for addressing the town’s housing shortage, with a specific focus on both affordable housing and workforce housing.

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