In January 2012, Governor Deval Patrick signed Executive Order 539 which established the Commission on Public Housing Sustainability and Reform.  The Commission was charged with the important task of creating a modern, sustainable public housing infrastructure that would be poised to invest resources efficiently; implement effective innovations; provide enhanced services to residents; and increase transparency and accountability of the state-aided public housing program.  Executive Order 539 afforded the Commission a 60 day period from its first meeting to conclude its work and issue a report of its recommendations to the Governor.  The Commission concluded its work and issued its report pdf format of Public Housing Commission Report, June 2012 in June 2012. 

In its report, the Commission recommended that DHCD establish a Public Housing Advisory Committee (“the Advisory Committee.”)  The Advisory Committee, open to Commission members and expanded with additional participants representing public housing stakeholders and other housing experts, works with the Administration through continued policy discussions, further definition and implementation of the Commission’s recommendations was established in the summer of 2012.  Details on the range of topics before the Advisory Committee can be found in the Commission's report for details on the range of topics


Present and Future Demand for Extremely Low-Income Elderly Housing and Elder Services




Committee Meeting Materials 

February 12, 2013

Meeting Agenda and Committee Member Information pdf format of meetingagendaandmemeberinfo.pdf

Data Provided to Committee Members

Progress Reporting

March 20, 2013