Category Archives: Affordable Housing

Census: Renters’ Incomes Still Lagging Behind Housing Costs

Census: Renters’ Incomes Still Lagging Behind Housing Costs

In 2000 Dennis had 1,799 occupied year-round rental units. Median Gross Rent was $695. Of the 1,799 rental units, 39.3% spent more than 30% of their income towards rents.

In 2016 we had 1,479 occupied year-round rental units. Median Gross Rent was $982. And, of the 1,479 rental units, 71.5% were paying more than 30% of their income towards rent.

While not exactly the same data as in the study, this illustrates that we, too, have seen conditions for renters deteriorate since 2000.

U.S. Recovery Eludes Many Living Below Poverty Level, Census Suggests

U.S. Recovery Eludes Many Living Below Poverty Level, Census Suggests

Dennis 2016 Poverty Rate stood at 10.1%, this is well above the Barnstable County rate of 7.6%. In 2010 Dennis Poverty Rate stood at 11.9%, as opposed to 10.9% for the county. As the article states, Dennis has not fared as well as elsewhere in the county relative to the economicrecovery.

Appeals Court Finds That Anti-Camping Ordinance Violates Eighth Amendment Protections – Route Fifty

Federal court case, could have nationwide ramifications. Definitely need to follow what happens next.

Howard Belodoff, of Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc., said in a statement that local governments “will have to address real solutions to the complex issues faced by homeless individuals and families rather than just create more barriers and fill more jails with persons who only needed a place to sleep for the night.”

https://www.routefifty.com/management/2018/09/boise-homeless-camping-9th-circuit/151004/

Maritime Landing Complete Submission to DHCD

Some have requested the complete submittal to DHCD for the Maritime Landing Affordable Housing application. The files are the same as was posted here in April and supplemented in July. However, to meet that request here are links to the pieces of the application.

Maritime Landing Dennis LIP Application

Exhibit A Maritime Landing Pro-Forma

Exhibit B Letters of Support

Exhibit C Lending Letter of Interest

Exhibit D  Maps and Photos

Exhibit E Affordable Price Calculator Rationale

Exhibit F Site Control P & S

Exhibit G Environmental

Exhibit H Marketing and Lottery

Exhibit I Conceptual Site and Architectural Plans

Exhibit J Tabulation

Exhibit K Preliminary Engineering

Exhibit L Site Proof Plan Local By-law