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Jul 16

Affordable Housing Forum II - Sunday 7/26 @ 1PM via Zoom

Posted on July 16, 2020 at 1:35 PM by David Guzman

Dear friends,

Thank you for registering for our first Townwide Forum on Housing Affordability last month on June 14, 2020.  We were thrilled to have nearly 350 registrants for the event, and apologize to any of you that had technical problems with access (we’ve fixed the problems for next time, we promise). For those that missed it, you can find a link to watch it here, along with links to the speakers' biographies and their presentations.  

Forum II: Elements of Successful Strategies, to be held on Sunday, July 26, from 1:00-3:00 PM, will focus on two specific examples -- Somerville and Minneapolis — where sustained local efforts were successful in addressing barriers to increasing the supply of affordable housing at multiple low and middle income levels.  We will be looking not just at technical aspects of the change, but on the local community engagement strategies involving economic development, climate change, transportation, and diversity and inclusion that were part of the effort to increase housing affordability.  

Our panelists and moderators are:  George Proakis, Executive Director, Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development, and Janne Flisrand, Neighbors for More Neighbors, Minneapolis, Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Professor of Law and  Affiliate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs Northeastern University School of Law, and Wendell Joseph, Professional Planner, Sasaki, and former Neighborhood Planner, City of Cambridge.

Please REGISTER HERE. Unlike the first forum, everyone will be on the Zoom platform, so it will be much easier to access.  Thank you for being part of our continuing conversation about how to increase housing affordability as part of Building a Better Brookline.

For the Planning Committee,

Jonathan Klein and Jenny Raitt, Members, Housing Advisory Board

Joan Lancourt, Chair, Commission for Diversity Inclusion and Community Relations

Paul Saner, Co-Chair, Economic Development Advisory Board