The Trust’s goal is to utilize thier funds strategically - to get the “biggest bang for the buck” - and has prepared an Action Plan to aid in accomplishing this task. The Trust worked with planning consultant Jennifer Goldson of JM Goldson community preservation + planning to develop the five-year Action Plan to guide the Trust’s allocation of funds to best meet Grafton’s housing needs and community priorities. A number of work items such as review of existing documents, stakeholder interviews and meetings with the Trust led to a Community Workshop held on March 3, 2016.
The Action Plan identifies specific work items, time lines and budget for very specific projects. This is different than the Housing Production Plan which identifies a set of long range strategies and policies towards the desired goal of 10% of all the Town's housing stock to be affordable. Think of it this way: the Housing Production Plan is the "what can we do" and the Action Plan is the "how are we going to spend the money".