Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods

The Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative being undertaken by the Town of Amherst has identified several critical health, safety goals with regard to housing and residential neighborhoods.

Our Goals
  • Preserving and enhancing existing residential neighborhoods as they evolve over time in response to changing housing needs
  • Creating, preserving, and expanding a housing stock that is safe and healthy and meets the community’s diverse housing needs
  • Preserving and increasing the supply of affordable housing
  • Timely and effective enforcement in response to housing complaints
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Contact
All inquiries regarding the Safe and Health Initiative should be directed to:
David Ziomek
Assistant Town Manager / Director of Conservation and Development
Email 

Ph: 413-259-3122

Rental Bylaw Implementation Group Agendas
News & Announcements
  • August 17, 2012 - Town Manager Letter (PDF) to Property Owners
  • August 30, 2012 - UMASS Community Relations News Letter (PDF)
Zoning Complaint Tracking - Spreadsheet Form
Zoning Complaint Tracking - Report Form
  • January 1, 2013 - March 15, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2013 - May 14, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2013 - June 30, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2013 - Aug. 16, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2013 - Aug. 29, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2013 - December 2, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2013 - December 27, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2013 - January 31, 2013 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2014 - June 27, 2014 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2014 Report (PDF)
  • January 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014 Report (PDF)
Article 29: Residential Rental Property Bylaw for ATM 2013 Bylaw.

Town Meeting Approves Residential Rental Property Bylaw
Draft - Residential Rental Property Regulations
  • February 5, 2013 - Draft Version Draft (PDF)
  • February 12, 2013 - Draft Version Draft (PDF)
  • March 1, 2013 - Draft Version Draft (PDF)
  • March 11, 2013 - Draft Version Draft (PDF)
  • March 15, 2013 - Draft Version Draft (PDF)
SHN Agendas & Packets
Members - Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods Working Group
Members List

Comprised of staff from the Town Manager's Office, Inspection Services, Health, Police, Fire, DPW, IT and Planning working collaboratively to protect, preserve and improve Amherst's housing and its residential neighborhoods.
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Safe & Healthy Neighborhood Efforts
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Physical Setting and Infrastructure