About the Condominium Review Board

Please be advised that the June 28, 2021 Condominium Review Board hearing has been canceled. The July 26, 2021 hearing is expected to proceed as scheduled.

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.

  • Condominium Conversion

  • Meetings

  • Forms & Information

  • Members

  • Tenants' Rights

Property owners who intend to remove rental units from the market must apply to the Condominium Review Board and must be granted a Removal Permit. The Board meets monthly to review Removal Permit applications and vote on the issuance of Removal Permits. In deciding whether to approve a property owner’s Removal Permit 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 have tenants in any of your units, 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.

Income Limits for Low-Moderate Income Households by Household Size

Household Size

1 person

2 person

3 person

4 person

5 person

6 person

7 person

8 person

Income Limit

$62,450 $71,400 $80,300 $89,200

$96,350

$103,500 $110,650 $117,750

The Condominium Review Board 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 the Wednesday before each meeting in order to be reviewed by the Condominium Review Board at the meeting. Please submit completed applications to the OSPCD Housing Division at 50 Evergreen Ave., Somerville, MA 02145. Removal permits are filed with the OSPCD Housing Division and applicants may pick up removal permits at the address listed above or permits can be sent via mail or email upon request.

Below is a list of the application due dates and corresponding meeting dates in 2020 and 2021. All applications are due by noon (12 p.m.) of the application date.

Please be advised that the CRB reserves the right to limit the number of applications on any given agenda to allow for meetings to be kept at a reasonable length.

CRB Meeting (Mon.)

Deadline w/ Tenants (Mon.)

Deadline w/o Tenants (Wed.)

Dec. 21, 2020 Nov. 30, 2020 Dec. 16, 2020
Jan. 25, 2021 Jan. 4, 2021 Jan. 20, 2021
Feb. 22, 2021 Feb. 1, 2021 Feb. 17, 2021
Mar. 22, 2021 Mar. 1, 2021 Mar. 17, 2021
Apr. 26, 2021 Apr. 5, 2021 Apr. 21, 2021
May 24, 2021 May 3, 2021 May 19, 2021
Jun. 28, 2021 Jun. 7, 2021 Jun. 23, 2021
Jul. 26, 2021 Jul. 7, 2021 (Wednesday) Jul. 21, 2021
Aug. 23, 2021 Aug. 2, 2021 Aug. 18, 2021
Sep. 27, 2021 Sept. 8, 2021 (Wednesday) Sept. 22, 2021
Oct. 25, 2021 Oct. 4, 2021 Oct. 20, 2021
Nov. 22, 2021 Nov. 1, 2021 Nov. 17, 2021
Dec. 20, 2021 Nov. 29, 2021 Dec. 15, 2021

Please be advised: If you are applying for Condominium Conversion and have tenants in any of your units, 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. You can find the schedule of hearing dates and deadlines below. Thank you.

 

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

 

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 (Chairman)
  • Vikram Kanda
  • William Medeiros
  • Patricha Paul