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Housing Study (2019)

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The Town of Dedham and Livable Dedham, through a grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and appropriated Town funds, sought to conduct a study to better understand Dedham’s housing supply, demand, gaps, and needs. 


In June 2019, the Town of Dedham contracted with consultants JM Goldson LLC to conduct the housing study and prepare an associated report that answers the following questions:

  • What are the current conditions of Dedham’s housing stock?
  • What are the current (and projected future) conditions of Dedham’s population and community?
  • Who does the current housing stock serve? Who does it not serve?
  • Do the current housing stock and development trends provide adequate housing options to accommodate a variety of existing and prospective residents to maintain Dedham as a diverse, vibrant, and welcoming place to live?
  • What opportunities are available to fill current and potential gaps?


This study was funded through grant funding obtained by Livable Dedham, along with funding approved by the 2018 Annual Spring Town Meeting. The project budget was not to exceed $15,000.

Community Meetings

The Town of Dedham, in collaboration with Livable Dedham, hosted a community meeting on December 2, 2019, to discuss a joint housing study analyzing the Town’s current housing stock, demands, supply, gaps and needs.  Almost sixty attendees were offered a presentation and recommendations from housing study consultant JM Goldson.  The attendees also discussed among themselves, thoughts and ideas regarding the future of housing in Dedham.  

housing presentation


You can download two documents from the 2019 housing study using the links below or in the document box in the left column:


For more information, please contact Planning Director Jeremy Rosenberger, (781) 751-9241.