Housing Bank Bills Languish as Legislative Session Wanes
With just a handful of days left in the current Massachusetts legislative session, proponents of a statewide mechanism to finance affordable housing acknowledge that the issue is dead on Beacon Hill for this year.
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Housing Bank Advisory Committee Gets Organized
At its first meeting the committee to review the housing bank legislation reviewed its responsibilities and named a chairman.
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Housing Bank Review Panel Ready to Begin Its Work
A six-member review committee made up of one person from each Island town will take a last look at the act to establish an Islandwide housing bank before it heads to the state legislature.
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As Housing Bank Moves Forward, So Do Projects in Pipeline
Buoyed by a final, resounding vote of support this week in Tisbury for the Martha’s Vineyard housing bank, the coalition behind the plan is charting next steps in a still-lengthy process.
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Housing Bank Clears Final Hurdle in Tisbury Election
Tisbury voters elected a new select board member and gave a final, resounding stamp of approval to the bill to create a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank in a quiet town election Tuesday that saw low turnout. Just 552 of the town’s 3,710 voters cast ballots.
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Housing Bank Approved; Heads to State Legislature for Next Steps
Chilmark became the fourth town to approve the Island-wide housing bank at the ballot box Wednesday, paving the way for the home rule petition to move on to the state legislature.
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Election Day in Chilmark Puts Housing Bank Center Stage
Chilmark voters head to the polls today to cast their ballots for the proposed housing bank initiative, along with 15 town positions up for re-election but only one contested race.
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Housing Bank Takes Center Stage at Town Meetings
Four of the six Island towns will take the first steps next week in deciding the pivotal question of whether to ask the state legislature to allow creation of a Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank.
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Housing Bank Is a Risky Proposition
The proposed housing bank bill replaces the direct democracy of town meeting with a central committee, consisting of seven commissioners, one elected from each town, and a seventh commissioner elected Islandwide.
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Righting the Ship: The Case for a Housing Bank
There’s plenty of talk these days about the proposed Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank. There’s plenty of talk about the state of the Vineyard, too.
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