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About the Condominium Review Board

The Condominium Review Board is comprised of five members (two home owners, two tenants and one elderly, handicapped or low-to-moderate income Somerville resident) chosen by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. The Board is charged with the enforcement of condominium conversions and the removal of rental units from the market. The Board is responsible for conducting hearings and for surveying and updating information concerning rental units in the City.

Contact Information
Morena Zelaya
Housing Policy Coordinator
Monday 8:30am- 4:30pm Tuesday 8:30am- 4:30pm Wednesday 8:30am- 4:30pm Thursday 8:30am-7:30pm Friday 8:30am-12:30pm
Phone Number
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2575
Fax Number
Address

50 Evergreen Ave.
Somerville , MA 02145
United States

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Condominium Conversion

Property owners who intend to remove rental units from the market must apply to the Condominium Review Board and must be granted a Conversion Permit. The Board meets monthly to review conversion permit applications and vote on their issuance. In deciding whether to approve a property owner‚Äôs Condominium Conversion Application, the Board verifies that the tenant protections provided under the Somerville Condominium Conversion Ordinance are upheld and that the application and all supporting documents are complete and acceptable.

Please be advised: If you are applying for condominium conversion and currently have, or have had tenants in any of your units in the last 12 months, those tenants need at least two weeks‚Äô notice from the Condominium Review Board prior to any hearing. Because of this, please submit your application at least three weeks prior to any hearing you would like to attend so that your tenants can receive proper notice. If you do not submit your application with enough time to allow Staff to properly notify your tenants, your application will be held over until the next meeting so proper notice can be provided. Thank you.

Meetings

The Condominium Review Board (CRB) meets each month on the last or second to last Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Complete applications and other required documents must be filed by noon on the applicable monthly due date below in order to be considered for review by the CRB at that month’s meeting. Please submit completed applications via email at condoboard@somervillema.gov or to the OSPCD Housing Division at 50 Evergreen Ave., Somerville, MA 02145. Permits are filed with the OSPCD Housing Division and will be emailed to applicants after issuance or can be picked up at the address listed above, or sent via mail, upon request.

Below is a list of the application due dates and corresponding meeting dates for this year. Completed applications are due by noon (12 p.m.) of the application deadline date.

 

Proposed CRB 2024 Meeting Dates & Deadlines

CRB Meeting Date  Tenanted/Formerly Tenanted App Deadline  Non-Tenanted/-Formerly Tenanted App Deadline
January 22, 2024 January 2, 2024 January 16, 2024
February 26, 2024 February 5, 2024 February 20, 2024
March 25, 2024 March 4, 2024 March 18, 2024
April 22, 2024 April 1, 2024 April 16, 2024
May 20, 2024 April 29, 2024 May 13, 2024
June 24, 2024 June 3, 2024 June 17, 2024
July 22, 2024 July 1, 2024 July 15, 2024
August 26, 2024 August 5, 2024 August 19, 2024
September 23, 2024 September 3, 2024 September 16, 2024
October 28, 2024 October 7, 2024 October 21, 2024
November 25, 2024 November 4, 2024 November 18, 2024
December 16, 2024 November 25, 2024 December 9, 2024


Please be advised: if you are applying for Condominium Conversion and have tenants in any of your units (or have had them within the previous 12 months), those tenants need at least two weeks’ notice from the Condominium Review Board prior to any hearing. Because of this, please submit your application at least three weeks prior to any hearing you would like to attend so that your tenants can receive proper notice. If you do not submit your application with enough time to allow Staff to properly notify your tenants, your application will be held over until the next meeting so proper notice can be provided. Thank you.

 

Forms & Information

View links to the Somerville Condominium Conversion Ordinance, Conversion Permit application, and useful information about some of the additional application requirements below:

 

Members

The Condominium Review Board is comprised of five members (two homeowners, two tenants and one elderly, handicapped or low or moderate-income Somerville resident) chosen by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

  • Zachary Zasloff (Chair)
  • Kate Byrne (Vice-chair)
  • Alix Simeon
  • Elizabeth Champion
  • Jennifer Tsolas

Tenants' Rights

All tenants are protected and have rights under the Condominium Conversion Ordinance. Please view the links below to learn more about your rights as a tenant. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Condo Review Board Staff at (617) 625-6600 x2575, or email condoboard@somervillema.gov. Thank you.

 

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