The Town of Ashby has requested assistance from MRPC to draft a Housing Production Plan (HPP). The purpose of Housing Production Plan is to enable the Town of Ashby to produce a certain number of housing units annually that will be occupied by persons qualifying for the purchase or rental of these affordably-priced units, so that the Town of Ashby can strive to achieve the Massachusetts statutory goal of providing a minimum amount of housing units (10% of overall housing stock) at “affordable” prices.

MRPC’s DLTA Program provides technical assistance at no cost to member communities funded through the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). By completing this brief survey, you will help the Town to identify various housing needs.

What is your age?

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* 1. What is your age?

How many years have you lived in Ashby? 

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* 2. How many years have you lived in Ashby? 

According to the State of Massachusetts, "Affordable Housing" is defined as  your monthly housing cost being 30% or less of your household's monthly income.

Do you spend 30% of your household income on monthly housing costs (mortgage or rent, taxes, and insurance)?

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* 3. According to the State of Massachusetts, "Affordable Housing" is defined as  your monthly housing cost being 30% or less of your household's monthly income.

Do you spend 30% of your household income on monthly housing costs (mortgage or rent, taxes, and insurance)?

It is difficult to find affordable housing in Ashby. 

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* 4. It is difficult to find affordable housing in Ashby. 

As they relate to the Ashby community, rate the need for each housing type below.

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* 5. As they relate to the Ashby community, rate the need for each housing type below.

  There is no need for this type of housing  There is a small need for this type of housing There is a very high need for this type of housing
Affordable housing
Assisted living facility for the elderly
Assisted living facility for the disabled
Senior housing 
Apartments 
Single-family houses
Nursing home for elderly and disabled
Veterans' housing 
How open would you be to the following types of housing being built in Ashby?

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* 6. How open would you be to the following types of housing being built in Ashby?

  I would not be supportive  I am supportive  I am very supportive 
Affordable housing
Assisted living facility for the elderly
assisted living facility for the disabled
Senior (65 years and over) housing (apartments, condos)
Apartments (duplex, triplex etc.)
Single-family houses
Nursing home for elderly and disabled 
Veterans' housing 
Would you or someone you know benefit from any of the following types of housing? (check all that apply)

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* 7. Would you or someone you know benefit from any of the following types of housing? (check all that apply)

Are there other Ashby housing needs that have not been listed in this survey?

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* 8. Are there other Ashby housing needs that have not been listed in this survey?

Please provide any additional comments you have, below.

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* 9. Please provide any additional comments you have, below.

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