Rep. Stanley files Council resolution to establish an affirmatively furthering fair housing framework in Waltham 

To help Waltham meet the need for permanent affordable housing for its residents, Rep. Stanley filed a Waltham City Council resolution to establish a local ordinance affirmatively furthering fair housing framework (AFFH).  The framework will require developers of new apartment buildings or condominium complexes of 35 units or more to analyze the impact of their developments on fair housing and submit […]

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Rep. Stanley Files Council Resolution to Raise $354K Annually for Affordable Housing

Rep. Stanley recently filed a City Council resolution studying the community impact fee (CIF) on short term rentals, hoping to raise funds for affordable housing initiatives to meet the increasing need for affordable homes for individuals and families in Waltham. The state’s short-term rental tax is currently six percent of a room rental charge while the CIF is three percent […]

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Rep. Stanley supports Vax Collaborative for Lincoln and surrounding communities

Rep. Stanley cosigned a letter to Gov. Baker in support of a Regional Vaccination Collaborative proposed by nine municipal leaders. The collaborative includes the towns of Acton, Bedford, Lincoln, Maynard, Sudbury, Wayland and Westford. The collaborative would allow residents to receive the vaccine locally and to not have to travel to a mass vaccination site for this life-saving shot. Our […]

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Rep. Stanley and colleagues approve COVID relief bill for workers & small businesses

Rep. Stanley and his colleagues in the House approved a bipartisan COVID relief bill (H.89) that includes key provisions for small businesses, workers and jobseekers to help us recover from the pandemic and lift the economy. The legislation includes PPP loan forgiveness, an unemployment compensation tax credit, an unemployment insurance rate freeze, extended unemployment benefits to prevent any scheduled interruption […]

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Rep. Stanley cosponsors bill to reduce CPA fees for affordable housing

Rep. Stanley cosponsored legislation to reduce CPA recording fees for affordable housing. This legislation would amend the CPA legislation to lessen the financial burden for affordable homebuyers. The bill would provide important relief for the very people that rely on affordable housing programs like CPA. Statewide housing advocates including CHAPA and MAHA, along with the Community Preservation Coalition, all support […]

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Rep. Stanley meets with Lincoln & Waltham residents on environmental bills

Rep. Stanley recently met with constituents from Lincoln and Waltham as part of Mass Power Forward’s Legislative Advocacy Day to discuss their legislative priorities during the current legislative session.  The group’s priorities include environmental justice, access to justice, reforming the EFSB, air quality improvement, building justice with jobs, and 100 percent renewable energy. Mass Power Forward is a coalition of […]

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Rep. Stanley To Chair Joint Committee on Elder Affairs

(Boston, MA) – February 22, 2021 – Rep. Tom Stanley (D-Waltham) has been selected as House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs during the 2021-2022 legislative session. The Committee on Elder Affairs considers legislation concerning the continuum of care of elderly, handicapped elders, nursing facilities, prescription drugs, reverse mortgages and senior pharmacy, among many other issues. “It is […]

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House Efforts on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The MA legislature is doubling its effort to obtain aid from the federal government which could prioritize funding for extended hours and weekend service at the 211 Call Center. Additionally, Rep. Stanley recently voted to ensure that the Legislature is actively engaged in a transparent process to allocate federal aid and ensure that the public has the ability to track it. The […]

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