Hearing on Protecting Our Public Housing - Sept. 15, 2021

Hearing on Public Housing - Wednesday, September 15, 11:00 a.m.

The Joint Committee on Housing will host a hearing on public housing related bills on Wednesday, September 15, 11:00 a.m.

This hearing includes CHAPA legislative priority, H.1417, An Act restoring the Commonwealth's public housing. This bill will leverage new resources and reduce redevelopment costs for local housing authorities so that everyone living in public housing can have a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home.

You can help advance this bill to protect public housing by taking action today! You can submit written testimony to the Housing Committee, testify virtually at the hearing, and sign your organization on in support of H.1417! 

Submit Support Letter

You can submit a letter as written testimony in support of H.1417 to the Housing Committee. You can email the testimony directly to taylor.trenchard@mahouse.gov.

Testify Virtually

You can testify at the hearing virtually! Signing up to testify virtually will be available until Monday, September 13 at 12:00 p.m. To sign up to testify you need to first create an account for MyLegislature and follow these instructions.To sign up to give testimony, click here.

Fact Sheets & Sample Testimony

Sign Your Organization Up to Protect Public Housing & Support H.1417

Complete this form to add your organization to the growing list of supporters! 

Legislative Co-Sponsors

As of September 10, 2021, the following legislators have signed on as co-sponsor of H.1417:


  • Kevin Honan, Bill Sponsor
  • Peter Capano
  • Nika Elugardo
  • Dylan Fernandes
  • Natalie Higgins
  • Michael Kushmerek
  • Jack Lewis
  • Joseph McGonagle
  • Cristina Minicucci
  • Steven Owens
  • Dave Rogers
  • Lindsay Sabadosa
  • Jon Santiago
  • Danillo Sena
  • Paul Tucker
  • Andy Vargas
  • Tommy Vitolo


  • Jamie Eldridge
  • Jason Lewis

Endorsing Organizations

  • Arlington Housing Authority
  • Boston Housing Authority
  • Commonwealth Community Developers, LLC
  • Swampscott Housing Authority


Please contact Eric Shupin, CHAPA's Director of Public Policy, with any questions at eshupin@chapa.org.