Local Attorney Appointed to Advisory Group
The following was submitted by John Smolak.
Attorney John Smolak of the law firm of Smolak & Vaughan LLP of North Andover has recently been appointed by Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development of the Commonwealth’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to the Homeownership Advisory Group.
Comprising a group of public and private housing professionals, the Homeownership Advisory Group was formed to assist and advise Undersecretary Gornstein and the DHCD on sustainable homeownership policies for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Given the changes in homeownership markets around the state and challenges facing first-time homebuyers, the Task Force has been asked with examining current homeownership policies and initiatives and to determine new potential strategies going forward with the goal of housing creation at all income levels.