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Meeting Notice: Salem Community Housing Forum Tonight at 7:00pm


Tonight, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will host a Salem Community Housing Forum from 7:00 - 8:30pm at the Community Life Center (401 Bridge St). The forum which will feature a community discussion on inclusionary zoning, housing needs and affordability in Salem. 

More information available at the Facebook Event.

This event comes in the midst of a community debate over what level of housing affordability should be included in a proposed Municipal & Religious Adaptive Reuse Zoning Ordinance that is up for another vote before the full Salem City Council next Thursday, March 14th at 7pm. The ordninance fell one vote shy of the supermajority needed for passage last week. Read more about the ordinance here. 

Additionally, Governor Charlie Baker has renewed his push for housing production calling for the State Legislative to send his proposed Housing Choice Initiative to his desk this legislative session. The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® supports this bill which would lower the requirement for local zoning changes to a simple majority for municipalities.


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