Most meetings in Provincetown are held in-person, typically with an online-attendance option for both committee members and residents. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details. All meetings are at Town Hall unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, Oct. 12
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 13
- Year-Round Market-Rate Rental Housing Trust, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18
- Historic District Commission, 3:30 p.m.
- School Committee, 5 p.m., Provincetown Schools Library
Thursday, Oct. 19
- Board of Health, 4 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
Kennedy School Takes on P’town Housing
A group of graduate students from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government will be doing a project on year-round housing in Provincetown, Town Manager Alex Morse told the select board on Sept. 25.
Potential research areas include rental assistance programs and incentives for property owners to become year-round landlords, according to a scoping document for the project. Surveys or community meetings with homeowners, hospitality workers, and business owners are also possibilities.
The town’s existing rental inventory — what the UMass Donohue Institute called “naturally occurring affordable housing,” or units that are not subsidized but are still affordable to working people — are not very well documented. Until recently, the town’s rental certificates did not distinguish between long-term and short-term properties, so there is no list of the town’s existing year-round rental units.
Building such a list is one of the “potential deliverables,” according to the scoping document, as is a housing needs assessment for summer and year-round workers at different income levels.
“This is a fall semester course, so we expect to see their potential deliverables this winter,” said Morse. —Paul Benson