Our Mission

We are seeking equity in balancing the needs of the Swampscott residents and the need for affordable housing

UPDATE: DHCE Approves Elm Place Project Site

The Department of Housing & Community Development has approved the application for project eligibility for the Elm Place project located in Swampscott. 

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Submit your letter of comment

WinnCompanies and Swampscott builder and developer Bruce Paradise submitted an application seeking permitting approval to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development review for the Elm Place, 129 Essex St, 25 & 35 Pitman Road, Swampscott. The partnership is proposing the development a 128 units of mixed-income housing, affordable, workforce/middle income, and market rate units in a 5-story building on a 1.6 acre site with 108 parking spaces. The town of Swampscott and the public have until February 12, 2021 to offer letters of comment to Catherine Racer, Associate Director, MHCD, at catherine.racer@mass.gov.

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Who we are

We are a group of local citizens seeking equity in balancing the needs of the Swampscott residents and the need for affordable housing. We are a grass roots group advocating for affordable housing development that is responsive to the needs of all Swampscott residents …

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DHCD APPROVES ELM PLACE DEVELOPMENT IN SWAMPSCOTT

SWAMPSCOTT — A 40B development on Elm Place has been approved by the state’s Department of Housing and Community
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Attorney Hill Letter to DHCD

Catherine Racer, Associate DirectorDepartment of Housing and Community Development100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300Boston, MA 02114 Re:       Project Eligibility Application,
Swampscott Equity Association

Town Residents Clash with Developers over Chapter 40B Housing Law

  M.G.L. Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23, (commonly referred as Chapter 40B) is a Massachusetts law that has

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Swampscott Equity Asociation

Select Board meeting at 6pm tonight

The town of Swampscott will be having a Finance Committee meeting on Feb 3, 2021 at 6:00pm.

Swampscott Equity Asociation

Finance Committee Meeting

The town of Swampscott will be having a Finance Committee meeting on Feb1, 2021 at 7:00pm.

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