The Town of Bedford continues to make a strong commitment and investment to affordable housing. Bedford has met the State’s 10% affordable housing goal (see more here from Mass.gov), and they continue to look for creative ways to increase affordable housing opportunities. The Town has recently completed the 2019 Housing Study, the purpose of which was to better document and understand Bedford’s potentially underserved housing markets, including; empty-nesters, seniors, households seeking starter homes, employees of Bedford businesses, and veterans. The Town, through its Board of Selectmen, sponsored the Housing Study, and has supported many affordable housing developments in Bedford. The Town Boards charged with facilitating affordable housing are the Bedford Housing Partnership, the Bedford Municipal Affordable Housing Trust, and the Bedford Housing Authority which owns and manages housing for families, seniors and persons with disabilities. The Town of Bedford has developed an infographic sheet to provide an overview of housing issues and housing statistics in Bedford that interested residents can use as a resource.
Details on Bedford’s affordable housing inventory can be found in the Housing Inventory section of the RHSO website.