Did Amherst’s Town Meeting vote in favor of housing discrimination? Reply

Property owners in Amherst will need to comply with new regulations governing rental properties. The motivation for the new regulations is to curb student rental properties, which some citizens feel are becoming a nuisance in the college town. Amherst is the home of UMass Amherst, Hampshire College, and Amherst College. More…

Amherst planning committee explores numerous controls over rental properties Reply

Off-campus student housing has prompted proposed amendments to Amherst’s zoning bylaws addressing rental housing. (photo: University of Massachusetts, Amherst Old Chapel and library)

A subcommittee of the Amherst Planning Board is exploring amendments to the town’s zoning bylaws that will place more controls More…