CHAPA Breakfast Forum: Meeting the Affordable Housing Shortage for People with Extremely Low Incomes

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April 3, 2019
April 3, 2019

One Beacon Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
United States

Please join CHAPA, MetroHousing|Boston, and Homes for Families for our Breakfast Forum: Meeting the Affordable Housing Shortage for People with Extremely Low Incomes

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council projects that Massachusetts needs to produce more than 500,000 new homes by 2040 to support the Commonwealth’s existing job base. But how much of this new housing will be affordable to those with extremely low incomes?

New research from the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston highlights the current shortage of rental housing and rental homes available to households with extremely low incomes. Nick Chiumenti, author of this research, will discuss his findings. Following his presentation, we will explore policies, programs, tools, and strategies for producing homes that are affordable to people with extremely low incomes.

Introductory Remarks:

  • Secretary Michael Kennealy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Panelist Discussion:

  • MODERATOR: Byron Rushing, Former State Representative and Majority Whip; Co-Chair, Massachusetts Commission to End Homelessness 
  • State Representative Chynah TylerVice Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health
  • Bill McGonagle, Administrator, Boston Housing Authority
  • Bill Brauner, Director of Housing Preservation and Policy, CEDAC
  • Beverly Bates, Senior Vice President of Development, The Community Builders

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