Lexington Housing Assistance Board (LexHAB)

From the Committee charge:

The Board was established by an Act of the Commonwealth to investigate and implement alternatives for providing affordable housing in Lexington for persons of low, moderate and middle income. The powers and duties of this Board are intended to supplement and not limit those  of the Lexington Housing Authority.

Members should have a background in engineering, finance, business, real estate, town government, law and/or development for persons of housing of low and moderate income.

Full Act

Committee Membership:
Members: no fewer than 5
Appointed by: Select Board
Term: 3 years

Current Status of LexHAB Projects

11 and 13 Fairview Avenue – LexHAB completed the renovation of the 11 Fairview Avenue home and construction of a new three-unit building at 13 Fairview Avenue in 2017.  The 13 Fairview Avenue building is operating at near net-zero with solar collectors on the roof and all electric HVAC. LexHAB partnered with Minuteman Technical High School on the renovations of #11.

241 Grove Street (Wright Farm) – LexHAB is nearing completion of the rehabilitation of the farmhouse associated with Wright Farm. It is anticipated that the work will be completed in spring 2020. This work has been done in partnership with Minuteman Tech and the Aulson Companies.

34 Lowell Street (Farmview) – LexHAB has contracted with Triumph Modular Construction to construct two buildings, with three rental units each, at 34 Lowell Street adjacent to Lexington Community Farm. The building feature sustainable design and will operate at near net-zero. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020 with first occupancy targeted for the summer.

116 Vine Street (Leary Farm) – With previous construction projects completed or under construction, LexHAB intends to begin the first phase of the planning and design for this project in spring of 2020.