An affordable housing bill passed on December 31st is "a step forward for the Town of Brewster toward expanding their efforts to build affordable housing in town," according to State Rep. Timothy Whelan (R-Brewster).
The bill, enacted as Chapter 375 of the Acts of 2018, allows the Town of Brewster to transfer any funds held in the Affordable Housing Fund to the new Affordable Housing Trust Fund that was established by Town Meeting on May 6, 2018.
Governor Baker signed the bill on January 7th.
Rep. Whelan filed the bill jointly with Rep. Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) and Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) co-sponsored the bill in the Senate. "I cannot give enough credit to Sarah and Julian for their teamwork on getting this done," remarked Rep. Whelan.