Somerville Takes Next Step Toward “Consolidated Waitlist” to Greatly Simplify Application Process for Affordable Inclusionary Rental Units

Launching in late 2023, allowing one application for multiple below market housing opportunities expected to be game changer

Community Members Invited to Learn More at Informational Sessions Beginning January 24, 2023
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THOUSANDS OF BILLS FILED FOR 2023-2024 SESSION

By Bob Katzen

Friday, January 20 at 5 p.m. was the “soft deadline” for legislation to be filed for consideration by the Legislature during the 2023-2024 legislative session. However, under House and Senate rules, bills filed after January 20 can still be admitted to the Legislature following the deadline if the Legislature agrees to admit it by a four-fifths vote of the members of the branch where the bill is introduced. Each legislative session, hundreds of bills are admitted as late-filed bill Continue reading THOUSANDS OF BILLS FILED FOR 2023-2024 SESSION

Letter from the Editor:LOCAL Democratic ELECTED OFFICIALS VOTED AGAINST INCREASE TAX BREAK FOR SENIORS

By William Tauro

Look how our local elected officials voted against tax credits for our seniors! On another note these three would be the first to vote for their own self serving pay increases for themselves! Remember in November!
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 INCREASE TAX BREAK FOR SENIORS (H 4700)
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INCREASE TAX BREAK FOR SENIORS (H 4700)

By Bob Katzen

The House 31-125, rejected an amendment that would increase by $1,005 (from $750 to $1,755) the maximum tax credit which seniors over 65 who qualify, can receive under the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit Law. The law applies to seniors with homes valued at less than $884,000 and who earn $62,000 or less for a single individual who is not the head of a household; $78,000 for a head of household; and $93,000 for married couples filing a joint return.
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Attend a “Consolidated Rental Waitlist” Information Session

The City is hosting a series of in-person and virtual information sessions to introduce the coming Consolidated Rental Waitlist. The list will allow one application to be filed for multiple affordable rental housing opportunities rather than requiring individual applications for each project.
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Affordable Homeownership Opportunities: 411 & 432 Norfolk Street

Mayor Katjana Ballantyne and the City of Somerville Housing Division are pleased to announce two affordable homeownership opportunities to income-eligible, first-time homebuyers through the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program at 411 and 432 Norfolk Street. Both condos will be offered to households earning between 81% and 110% of the area median income (AMI). Both are a 5-minute walk from the new Union Square MBTA Green Line station.
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