OSPCD - Housing
The mission of the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development's Housing Division is to deliver resources and services that promote an affordable, sustainable and livable community for all residents of Somerville. This Division secures and administers funds for the development and maintenance of affordable housing in the City. Through its programs, this Division provides various housing services to improve the quality of the City's housing stock and to meet the housing needs of Somerville residents.
The Housing Division promotes an affordable, sustainable and livable community by coordinating a number of functions, including: providing financing for the development of affordable housing for renters and owners, in partnership with for-profit and nonprofit developers; and administering the homeowner rehabilitation and lead hazard abatement programs. This Division also manages the Inclusionary Housing Program, and provides administrative support to the Condominium Review Board, Fair Housing Commission, Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Rehousing Program, and the HUD McKinney-Vento Continuum of Care Program. The Housing Division monitors foreclosures and its effects on existing homeowners and tenants and offers referrals to local non-profit agencies to address these concerns.