The Town of Acton continues to make a commitment and investment to affordable housing. Acton has not yet met the State’s 10% affordable housing goal (see more here from Mass.gov). The Town, through its Board of Selectmen, has supported many public and private development initiatives attempting to reach this goal. The town’s affordable housing inventory encompasses both rental and homeownership units, with the robust Acton Housing Authority owning and managing housing for families, seniors and persons with disabilities across many properties. Acton is currently updating its Housing Production Plan, which in combination with the Acton 2020 Comprehensive Community Plan (adopted in 2012), will be used to guide future uses of Community Preservation Act housing funds and the development of affordable housing. The primary board charged with facilitating affordable housing in Acton is the Acton Community Housing Corporation (ACHC). The ACHC has developed an infographic sheet to provide an overview of housing issues and housing statistics in Acton that interested Acton residents can use as a resource.
Details on Acton’s affordable housing inventory can be found in the Housing Inventory section of the RHSO website.