The board is made up of 13 members including 6 voters who hold no other town office, plus 1 member from each of the following:
Council on Aging
Disability Access Commission
Board members are appointed by the Town Moderator for a term of 3 years.
The board recommends overall strategies and specific proposals for the development of affordable housing and applications for, and allocation of, federal and state housing development subsidies and grants, and it reviews and makes recommendations on the inclusion of affordable housing in proposals for privately financed multiple-unit developments.
Reference: Town Meeting, November 9, 1987, Article 2, and November 10, 1988, Article 2.