Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board

The Greenwich Affordable Housing Trust Fund was created in November of 2021. Its purpose is to foster the creation of new units of affordable housing in the Town while at the same time seeking to help the Town manage and influence the development of these units so as not to overburden local infrastructure. The Trust has received initial funding from the Town of $650,000, with another $450,000 available to match donations from members of the public.

The Affordable Housing Trust Board has 11 members, who are nominated by the Board of Selectmen and appointed by the Representative Town Meeting (RTM).


Tax deductible contributions to the mission of the Trust may be made by clicking button below:


The Affordable Housing Trust is managed by a Board that has 7 members:

Chairman: Bob Barolak

Vice Chairman: Bill Finger

Secretary: Sally Bednar

Planning & Zoning Director: Patrick LaRow

Brooks Harris, RTM member

Romulo Samaniego

Anthony Cicchetti

Five members are nominated by the Board of Selectmen and appointed by the Representative Town Meeting (RTM). Two are ex officio members of the Board based on their positions on the Planning and Zoning Commission or departmental staff.

Advisory Council

The Trust also includes an Advisory Council with 11 seats, whose purpose is to advise, assist and counsel the Trust Board. The Advisory Council members are:

Commissioner for the Department of Human Services: Demetria Nelson

Local Non-Profit Representative: Rob Moore, United Way

Chair of Zoning Board of Appeals: Robert Nalewajek

RTM Members: Ellen Brennan-Galvin and Tara Spiess Restieri 

Representative of Board of Selectman: Lauren Rabin

Housing Analyst: Crystal Berry

Fundraising and Marketing Specialist: TBD

Greenwich Communities Board Member: Sam Romeo

Two Town Residents of Affordable Housing: Mary Aceituno and Natalie Queen

Affordable Housing Trust Ordinance 

Click here to view the Affordable Housing Trust Ordinance

Declaration of Trust

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Agenda and Minutes

Click here to view most recent agendas and minutes.