Facilities Committee

"MIT and the Association of Independent Living Groups (AILG) expect that all FSILG houses will be safe, secure, clean, comfortable, conducive to learning, proactively managed, and appropriately inspected and licensed."

Covid-19 Facilities Information

November 4, 2020

The Facilities Committee has prepared this set of Winter Maintenance Guidelines, per the last entry.

September 15, 2020

The Facilities Committee is working on guidelines for keeping FSILG buildings in good shape for the winter. Expect a document to be posted within the next few weeks.

Get your heat checked out ASAP, as weather that needs heat is coming soon. Although buildings are sparsely occupied or unoccupied, heat will still be needed to keep pipes from freeaing. It is not feasible, for various reasons, to close buildings to the extent that water may be shut off and drained. Some subsistence heat will need to be maintained throughout the season.

You are strongly urged to take up MIT's offer to pay for management service this semester (whether it's via FCI or another vendor). Winter will require close vigilance to prevent freezes, and as mentioned sparsely occupied buildings will be a challenge. Professional management can assure things are in good shape by looking in on things and correcting issues on a timely basis. This includes all matters regarding the physical plant.

The Facilities Committee is developing requirements for changes to the SLI dashboard, having heard from users of issues associated with the web site. We are gathering input in this google doc. Please leave comments and/or edit.

April, 2020

The Facilities Committee has prepared a set of Guidelines for the Retrieval of Belongings, for those graduating seniors who left items behind after the Covid-19 move-out.

The Facilities Committee, in conjunction with FCI, is available to assist in matters regarding building security and maintenance. We have prepared this Facility Continuity Guidelines document as a quick guide to keeping your house viable during the Covid-19 downtime.

The AILG Facilities committee provides assistance to houses in meeting their facilities-related responsibilities.  Your main source for information in this regard is the Facilities Committee's House Manager's Manual. This manual is kept up to date and includes what you need to know about maintenance, inspections, and policies. 

A service specifically involving inspections is offered to houses by the AILG, the SLI (Safety, Licensing, and Inspections) Program, This offers assistance to houses to ensure they are ready to meet the requirements of municipal codes and associated inspections.

Current Initiatives

The Facilities Assessment Program is an ongoing professional engineering evaluation of all houses with respect to their immediate and long-term physical needs regarding infrastructure and safety.

Policies, Guides, and Archives

See here.


New volunteers are always welcome. As of September 2020 meetings are by Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am Eastern Time. Contact  Tom Stohlman, Chair:  tstohlman@alum.mit.edu

Notes from previous meetings can be found below:

October 7, 2020 September 9, 2020 June 5, 2020
June 3, 2020 May 27, 2020 May 13, 2020
May 6, 2020 April 29, 2020 April 22, 2020
April 15, 2020 April 8, 2020 April 1, 2020
March 25, 2020 March 19, 2020 March 11, 2020
February 12, 2020 January 15, 2020 December 18, 2019
November 20, 2019 September 25, 2019 August 7, 2019
July 17, 2019 June 5, 2019 May 1, 2019
April 3, 2019 March 6, 2019 February 6, 2019
January 9, 2019 December 18, 2018 November 28, 2018
November 7, 2018 October 24, 2018 October 3, 2018
August 7, 2018 September 21, 2016 August 10, 2016
July 13, 2016 May 13, 2016 April 20, 2016
March 9, 2016 February 17, 2016 January 13, 2016
December 9, 2015 November 18, 2015 October 21, 2015
September 30, 2015 August 12, 2015

Facilities Committee - Tom Stohlman, Chair: tstohlman@alum.mit.edu