Housing Advisory Board


  • Roger Blood, Chair
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Steven Heikin, Planning Board Representative
  • Michael Jacobs, Housing Authority Representative
  • Rita McNally, Tenant Representative
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Ginny Vaz, Tenant Representative
    Term Expires: 2023

  • Heather Hamilton - Select Board Representative
  • Jonathan Klein
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Jennifer Raitt
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Pam Goodman
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Shawn O'Neal
    Term Expires: 2023


The Housing Advisory Board (HAB) promotes the preservation and creation of housing, which is affordable to low, moderate, and upper-moderate income households. With this goal, it studies and provides guidance to town staff and boards regarding Brookline's housing needs, policies, programs, and zoning tools.

More specifically, the HAB:

  • Makes recommendations to the Planning Board and Board of Appeals on zoning issues including affordable housing, most notably the application of the Affordable Housing Requirements of the Zoning By-law to specific projects
  • Makes recommendations to the Select Board regarding the distribution housing-related funding, including Brookline Housing Trust and federal Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) monies
  • Participates in town-wide planning efforts such as the comprehensive plan, as well as site-specific planning

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Housing Advisory Board Meeting Recordings

December 16, 2020

January 20, 2021

March 17, 2021

May 19, 2021

June 30, 2021

July 21, 2021

September 22, 2021

October 20, 2021

December 15, 2021

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