Westfield Housing Commission

Meetings

  • 7:30 pm
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • Mayor’s Conference Room at Town Hall

Members

  • Karna Cestero
    Term Expires: December 31, 2020
  • Kris McAloon, ex-officio
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Sasha Nisbet
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Carol Nixon
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • John O'Brien
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Don Sammet, ex-officio
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021
  • Paul Marcotullio
    Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Additional Member Information

  • 1-year term
  • 5 regular members and 2 ex-officio members
  • Mayor Appointment/Council Consent

Responsibilities

The Westfield Housing Commission shall be responsible for:

  • Provide status reports to the Municipal Housing Liaison in June and December of each calendar year, as to their efforts to fulfill their responsibilities identified in this Ordinance
  • Be familiar with the Town's Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, Town Affordable Housing Regulations, and Town Affordable Housing Obligations identified therein
  • Compile and maintain a list of non-profit housing developers who can potentially assist with the goal of providing affordable housing
  • Holding an annual meeting, for which it will invite local and regional non-profit affordable housing organizations to share ideas and make proposals to assist the Town in meeting any unmet needs under its affordable housing obligations
    • Seek the assistance of the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey and like advocacy groups when organizing and hosting the annual meeting
    • Provide a written report by December 1st of each year, to the Municipal Housing Liaison summarizing the efforts taken to hold the annual meeting, results of the annual meeting (including contacts made and interest garnered), and any next steps identified by the Commission

N.B: Experience with COAH a plus.