Affordable Housing Committee

In December 2020, Yarmouth Town Council voted unanimously to establish an Affordable Housing Committee, to review key issues impacting the quantity, availability, and affordability of housing in the Town. The committee makes recommendations to Council on policy to promote balanced long-term supply of housing options affordable to each demographic, spanning all incomes and age groups. 

In this context, affordable housing means dwellings in which the monthly rent or mortgage payments made by tenants or homeowners do not exceed 30% of household income. Initially, the committee will focus on affordable housing for households with annual income between 50% and 80% of the median family income for greater Portland.

The committee will study the issues and recommend policies to Town Council, do outreach, encourage community input, and collaborate with other communities and organizations.

The committee consists of 7 members.

For more information about the Affordable Housing Committee and its meetings, please contact the Town staff liaison Erin Zwirko, Director of Planning & Development at ezwirko@yarmouth.me.us or 207-846-2401.

The Committee typically meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the Town Hall Community Room. 

To access the meeting remotely:
https://meet.goto.com/870965725
Dial in by phone: +1 (312) 757-3121
Access code: 870-965-725


COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Val Chamberlain
Shanna Crofton
Amy Dresser
Leigh Kirchner
Eric Landry
Chris Slader

Jay Waterman, Chair

Town Staff Liaison: Erin Zwirko -Director of Planning & Development, 207-846-2401.

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Affordable Housing Committee Documents9 documents

  • Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Guide
    document date 04-30-2024
  • Recommendation to Town Council to Adopt an Affordable Housing Production Goal 3-13-24
    document date 03-13-2024
  • Recommendation to Town Council to Adopt an Affordable Housing Funding Framework 3-13-24
    document date 03-13-2024
  • Recommendation to Town Council to Support Yarmouth Housing Collaborative Strategy 3-4-24
    document date 03-12-2024
  • Potential Affordable Housing Production Goal, August 2023
    document date 01-16-2024
  • Recommendation to Support Safe In Maine, February 2023
    document date 01-16-2024
  • Housing Needs Assessment, June 2021
    document date 01-16-2024
  • Recommendation on LD 2003 Amendments, August 2023
    document date 01-16-2024
  • Affordable Housing Market Needs Analysis, Prepared by Levine Planning Strategies, August 2023
    document date 01-16-2024

Affordable Housing Committee Report to the Town Council2 documents

  • Affordable Housing Committee's Report to Town Council, January 14, 2022
    document date none
  • Presentation to Town Council, January 27, 2022
    document date none

Landlord and Tenant Resources1 document

  • Resources for Yarmouth Landlords and Tenants
    document date 02-22-2023

2024 Meetings9 documents

  • June 3, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document date 05-30-2024
  • May 6, 2024 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 05-06-2024
  • May 6, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document date 05-02-2024
  • April 1, 2024 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 04-01-2024
  • April 1, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document date 03-28-2024
  • March 4, 2024 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 03-04-2024
  • March 4, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document date 02-29-2024
  • February 5, 2024 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 02-05-2024
  • February 5, 2024 Meeting Materials
    document date 02-02-2024

2023 Meetings26 documents

  • December 4, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 02-06-2024
  • November 6, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 12-05-2023
  • December 4, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 11-30-2023
  • October 4, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 11-09-2023
  • November 6, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 11-02-2023
  • August 28, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 10-05-2023
  • October 4, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 09-28-2023
  • August 7, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 09-13-2023
  • August 28, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 08-24-2023
  • June 5, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-09-2023
  • July 10, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-09-2023
  • August 7, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 08-03-2023
  • January 9, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • February 6, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • March 6, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • April 3, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • March 23, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 08-03-2023
  • March 23, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • May 1, 2023 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • January 9, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 06-26-2023
  • February 6, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 06-26-2023
  • March 6, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 06-26-2023
  • April 3, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 06-26-2023
  • May 1, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 06-26-2023
  • June 5, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 06-26-2023
  • July 10, 2023 Meeting Material
    document date 06-26-2023

2022 Meetings24 documents

  • February 7, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • March 7, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • April 4, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • May 2, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • June 6, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • July 11, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • August 1, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • August 29, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • October 3, 2022 Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • November 7, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • December 5, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date 08-03-2023
  • May 2, 2022 Meeting Material
    document date 02-21-2023
  • June 6, 2022 Meeting Material
    document date 02-21-2023
  • July 11, 2022 Meeting Material
    document date 02-21-2023
  • August 29, 2022 Meeting Material
    document date 02-21-2023
  • October 3, 2022 Meeting Material
    document date 02-21-2023
  • November 7, 2022 Meeting Material
    document date 02-21-2023
  • December 5, 2022 Meeting Agenda
    document date 02-21-2023
  • December 15, 2022 Meeting Agenda
    document date 02-21-2023
  • April 4, 2022 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • March 7, 2022 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • February 7, 2022 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • January 3, 2022 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • January 3, 2022 Meeting Materials
    document date none

2021 Meetings18 documents

  • December 6, 2021 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • December 6, 2021 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • November 1, 2021 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • November 1, 2021 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • October 4, 2021 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • October 4, 2021 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • September 14, 2021 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • September 14, 2021 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • August 2, 2021 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • August 2, 2021 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • July 7, 2021 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • July 7, 2021 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • Final Workplan
    document date none
  • Combined Housing Needs Assessment
    document date none
  • June 7, 2021 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • June 7, 2021 Meeting Materials
    document date none
  • May 3, 2021 Approved Meeting Summary
    document date none
  • May 3, 2021 Meeting Materials
    document date none