Housing Day at the State House

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March 11, 2019
March 11, 2019

The State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02113
United States

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Please join CHAPA for our 4th Housing Day at the State House on Monday, March 11th, 2019. This is an important opportunity for housing advocates to come together to meet with legislators to promote the policies and resources that will help every family in Massachusetts have a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home!
At Housing Day, we will advocate for legislation and resources to produce, preserve, and plan for more affordable housing in Massachusetts. 

Our priorities include CHAPA's:

Here are some Meeting Tips if you are visiting with legislators or their offices!

This year, CHAPA will present our Housing Hero Award to Senator Joseph Boncore for his leadership and support for affordable housing, homelessness prevention, and community development. Senator Boncore served as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing during the 2016-2017 legislative session. As Chair, Senator Boncore worked closely with House Chair Kevin Honan in shepherding a $1.8 billion Affordable Housing Bond Bill through the legislature and to the Governor’s desk. Senator Boncore also helped secure increased funding for affordable housing programs in the state budget and moved forward legislation to address our affordable housing shortage.

Housing Day Agenda:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast – Great Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks, Rachel Heller, Chief Executive Officer, CHAPA, & Soni Gupta, CHAPA Board President & Director of Neighborhoods, The Boston Foundation
  • 9:45 a.m. - Welcome - Rep. Kevin Honan & Sen. Brendan Crighton, Chairs, Joint Committee on Housing
  • 10:00 a.m. - Presentation of Housing Hero Award to Sen. Joseph Boncore
  • 10:15 a.m. - Remarks by Timothy J. McGourthy, Deputy Secretary of Housing and Economic Development         
  • 10:20 a.m. - Testimonials
  • 10:35 a.m. - Review of Housing Day Priorities & Meeting Tips, Eric Shupin, Director of Public Policy, CHAPA
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Meetings with Legislators & Folder DropsLunch will be available for those staying for meetings with legislators.

Photography and Video:
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.