Chapter 40B Conference: Shaping the 40B Process in Your Community

May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018

The Conference Center at Bentley, LaCava Center
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
United States

The Chapter 40B Conference: Shaping the 40B Process in Your Community is a training on the most up-to-date information regarding Chapter 40B and how your community can work to expand affordable housing opportunities.

Planning and zoning board members, public officials, municipal staff, affordable housing developers, and housing advocates interested in this important issue are encouraged to attend.

Click here to download the conference brochure.

Cost: $100 by the early bird deadline of Friday, April 20th; $115 after April 20th


Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Conference Materials

Click on the presenters' names for their presentations.

Pre-Conference Session: Chapter 40B Basics

Edward H. Marchant, Principal, EHM/Real Estate Advisor

Conference Welcome & Plenary Speaker 

INTRODUCTION: Rachel Heller, Chief Executive Officer, CHAPA 

SPEAKER: Chris Kluchman, FAICP, Housing Choice Program Director, Department of Housing and Community Development 

Panel 1: Safe Harbor Through Production

MODERATOR: Gregory P. Watson, AICP, MassHousing Manager, Planning and Programs


Phillip DeMartino, Senior Technical Assistance Program Coordinator, Department of Housing & Community Development 

Jean J. Delios, Assistant Town Manager, Town of Reading

Connie Kruger, AICP, Select Board, Town of Amherst

Panel 2: Make Local Action Count

MODERATOR: Paul J. Haverty, Esq., Partner, Blatman, Bobrowski & Haverty, LLC


Rieko Hayashi, LIP/HOP Coordinator, Department of Housing and Community Development

Steve Magoon, Director, Community Development and Planning/Assistant Town Manager, Town of Watertown

Evan Belansky, Director of Community Development, Town of Chelmsford

Panel 3: Successful Community Engagement

MODERATOR: Laura F. Shufelt, Assistant Director, Community Assistance, Massachusetts Housing Partnership


Angela J. Cleveland, AICP, Senior Economic Development Planner, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

Andrew Groff, AICP, Community Development Director, Town of Williamstown

Jennifer Raitt, Director, Planning and Community Development, Town of Arlington 

Lunch and Guest Speakers

INTRODUCTION: Clark Ziegler, Executive Director, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

SPEAKERS: Callie Clark and Tom Hopper, Co-Directors, Center for Housing Data, Massachusetts Housing Partnership


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Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by CHAPA without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. CHAPA may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used, or contracted by CHAPA. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed/videotaped subject, parent, or legal guardian. A person attending a CHAPA event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer/videographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact CHAPA directly.