The Sharon Housing Trust was created in 2005 by a group of long-time Sharon residents who were working under the auspices of the Town of Sharon as it attempted to create its first affordable housing plan.
In 2005, the Board consisted of the following members:
The Board today consists of:
Pat Whelan (Former Treasurer - Sharon Housing Authority)
Dale Jones (Selectman - Town of Sharon)
Larry Moskowitz (Planning & Zoning Commission - Town of Sharon)
Tom Bartram (Chair - Board of Finance - Town of Sharon and an original Member)
Andrew Ferentinos (Architect and Sharon Resident)
Bob Whelan (Building Chair - Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut)
Arlin Deboer (Sharon Resident)
Rich Baumann (Sharon Resident)
The original operating program for The Sharon Housing Trust involved providing single family New England-style homes for those who work or live in Sharon. The homes would be scattered throughout Sharon on individual lots. The key feature would be to maintain the affordability in perpetuity, accomplished through the use of a ground lease.
The Sharon Housing Trust recognizes the pressing need for more affordable housing solutions in Sharon, Connecticut. The Trust is operating from the Town of Sharon, Connecticut Affordable Housing Plan (available below) in an attempt to secure site control of a parcel(s) that would make a major impact on the ability to provide affordable housing. It's important that the project would be compatible with the goals of the State of Connecticut as it seeks to provide funding for bona-fide projects identified as serving the needs of more affordable housing.
Please don't hesitate to view a brief recording of some of the Q&A that happened during the Forum!
In time, this site will be populated with more information about the Trust and it's progress towards the goal of creating more affordable housing for our region. In the meantime, we'd like to thank the Litchfield County Center for Housing Options for their support and consideration as this organization works to address the need for additional housing solutions for Sharon, Connecticut!
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