Representation in the Housing Process Report Release

June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022

Virtual webinar
Boston, MA 02108
United States

Over the last decade, Greater Boston housing prices increased by 53%. These escalating housing costs place the area out of reach for many lower and middle-income households and contribute to racial segregation by further increasing the barriers to entry in many communities. The roots of this crisis are manifold, but, perhaps most importantly, the region has failed to build enough housing to meet demand.  

The political process required to build housing in many communities can obstruct the construction of all types of housing–affordable and market-rate. It also disproportionately amplifies the voices of older white homeowners. In order to address the housing crisis, we must reorient the process to improve equity — by focusing on representation, participation, and inclusive engagement. 

Join The Boston Foundation for the release of, “Representation in the Housing Process: Best Practices for Improving Racial Equity,” a report by Boston University prepared for the Massachusetts Coalition for Racial Equity in Housing, followed by a panel discussion on these imbalanced housing production community engagement structures and what their real-world implications are.

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