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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association: CHAPA's 49th Annual Dinner - November 1, 2016

CHAPA's 49th Annual Dinner - November 1, 2016

Start: 2016-11-01 17:30:00

End: 2016-11-01 20:30:00

Chapa Event:

November 1, 2016
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
South Boston

415 Summer Street, Boston

Reception 6:00 p.m.
(Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.)

Dinner 7:00 p.m.


Please consider sponsoring the Annual Dinner! The various sponsorship levels and ticket prices are outlined below. Please submit your registration by October 14, 2016, including your payment and the names of the individuals attending the Annual Dinner in your reserved seats.

2016 Sponsorship Tiers
Patron $15,000
Benefactor $10,000
Sponsor $5,000
Supporter $2,500
Contributor $1,000
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Individual Seats

$150 per person

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Keynote Speaker

President & CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Diane is the newly appointed President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a membership organization dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes. This is Diane’s second stint at NLIHC, having previously worked as a policy analyst from 2005 to 2008. Diane is a veteran affordable housing policy expert and advocate with nearly two decades of work on affordable housing and community development issues. Before rejoining NLIHC, Diane was Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Enterprise Community Partners, where she led federal, state and local policy, research and advocacy programs. Prior to Enterprise, Diane was the director of the Public Housing Management and Occupancy Division at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she managed a team overseeing the development and implementation of nationwide public housing policies, procedures and guidelines. She also worked to advance affordable housing policies with Oxfam America and the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, and was a community development Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia. Diane has a Masters in Social work from the University of Texas at Austin.

Community Service Award

CHAPA’s Community Service Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to furthering the goals of affordable housing over the long-term. This year, join CHAPA in recognizing:

Executive Director Emeritus, MassHousing

Tom Gleason is a career housing professional with more than 38 years of experience in mortgage lending, community development and bond finance. He became MassHousing’s executive director in 2001. In its 50-year history, MassHousing has provided more than $19 billion for affordable housing, 63% ($12 billion) of which has been provided during Tom’s tenure as CEO.

Tom is the President of the Board of the National Council of State Housing Agencies, and serves on the Boards of New Lease for Homeless Families, the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation. He also serves as a member of Fannie Mae’s Single Family National Customer Advisory Board and the National Association of Home Builders’ Mortgage Roundtable.

Prior to being named Executive Director of MassHousing, Tom served as the Agency’s Deputy Director and Director of Home Ownership. Before joining MassHousing in 1987, he worked for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Community Development.

A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Tom resides in Westwood, Mass.

The Convention Center is located in the Seaport District, near South Station (approximately a 10 minute walk). Public transportation is available via the Silver Line from South Station. Parking is available at the rear of the building at the South Parking Lot. Valet parking is also available.


For more information, contact Erin Roussinova at

If you are interested in this event, you should also check out NH&RA’s 2016 Fall Forum, which is happening a little over a mile from the Convention Center before our Annual Dinner!

NH&RA’s 2016 Fall Forum will convene multifamily affordable housing developers and their business partners from Massachusetts and across the country to discuss emerging trends and issues that affect tax credit development. Past discussions have considered strategies for navigating year 15 exit negotiations, the impact of a new fair housing regulatory environment, opportunities to joint venture with public housing authorities through RAD, and more. The event will take place on November 1 and 2 at The Langham, Boston. The 2016 Fall Forum will be held in conjunction with the J. Timothy Anderson Awards luncheon, which will honor outstanding rehabilitation and preservation projects on November 2 at the Boston College Club. More information on both events is available at