Housing Partnership Committee

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The mission of the Burlington Housing Partnership Committee (BHPC) is to consider housing needs in Burlington with particular attention to housing opportunities that are affordable to residents of all income levels and abilities. The Committee shall seek to expand the inventory of decent, safe, affordable housing in Burlington through public and private partnerships, and will make recommendations to the Select Board on steps the Town can take to support the creation of new housing options to address those needs, and to maintain existing affordable housing in Burlington. The Committee will promote the creation and preservation of housing and housing programs that:

  • Enable people with incomes below the area median to access an affordable place to live.

  • Create and maintain adequate affordable housing in Burlington to meet or exceed the state’s benchmark for 10 percent of the town’s total housing units to be affordable to those with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income.

  • Promote a diverse, economically vibrant, and welcoming community with housing choices and opportunities free from housing discrimination. 

Two Affordable Condos for Seniors Available 

Grandview Condos

Applications are now being accepted for 2 homeownership opportunities for seniors at Grandview Commons.

Unit 110:  1 Bedroom $216,500
Unit 104:  2 Bedroom $242,500

Monday, January 23, 2023 – Application period opens
Monday, February 13, 2023 by 1pm – Application period closes
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – 2pm Lottery

Applicant Qualifications Include:
Eligible households must have one person aged 62 or older
Income Limit: 80% of area median income
(1 person- $78,300, 2 person- $89,500, 3 person- $100,700, 4 person- $111,850)
Asset limit for this development is $$600,000
Applicants must be ready purchasers

Download the application, or call the Town Administration at 781-270-1600 for more information.


Fourth Avenue Affordable Apartments

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COMING SOON: 23 brand new, affordable apartments at Fourth Avenue in Burlington. With underground parking and membership to Lifetime Fitness included, these units will rent for half of market rate, and are open to anyone who is income-eligible. 

The public are invited to an informational open house and luncheon on February 8, 2023, from 11am to 1pm at The Huntington, 20 Second Ave in Burlington. There are guest parking spaces to the side and in front of the building, in the rear parking lot, and at Wegmans. There will be signs to direct you to the proper location. 

RSVP if you are planning to attend by emailing gtangredi@nordblom.com

Lottery application will open in March, and the lottery will be held in May. 

For more information, visit www.4thaveaffordables.com.



Housing Needs Assessment 

In Burlington, it has become increasingly difficult to find an affordable place to live. Home prices and rents have skyrocketed, young families aren't able to get a toe-hold in the market, we have a wide racial disparity in homeownership, and seniors looking to downsize have little to no options to stay in our community. 

The new Burlington Housing Needs Assessment is a comprehensive overview of our town's housing situation. The Housing Partnership Committee is grateful to everyone who joined us for focus groups, our townwide forum last Spring, and/or filled out the online survey to share their housing experiences. If we work together, we can address our town's housing challenges and continue to make Burlington a welcoming and equitable community.

Watch the video below for the 5 Key Findings in the report or read the full report


Upcoming Meetings

Visit the Agendas & Minutes section of the town website for upcoming meeting information.

Committee Members

  • Kerry Donahue, Chair
  • Eileen Sickler, Vice Chair
  • Henry Wu, Secretary
  • Toni Ann Natola
  • Mike Runyan
  • Rita Shah

Committee Membership


The Select Board makes annual appointments to Housing Partnership Committee in June. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please fill out the Town of Burlington Committee Application and submit it to the Town Administrator's office.