The Boston Foundation, Bank of America, CHAPA and LISC joined forces last month to host a forum that served as a call to action to Massachusetts leaders to take our responses to the housing crisis to the next level. We gathered housing leaders, advocates, advisors, funders, regulators and thought leaders on May 6 at Bank of America to discuss why we need to step up our responses and how to do so.
Why do we need Next Level Housing Solutions?
Clark Zeigler, Executive Director of Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP), presented the data supporting four key challenges listed below:
We Don’t Have Enough Housing.
Housing Costs Too Much.
We Must Align Housing with Transit.
Our Housing Policies Drive Racial Inequities. Still.
For more on these key challenges from the presentation and a summary of the discussion that followed, read the full recap of the event here.
Next Level Housing Solutions Discussion Groups
Many of us are working on, researching, leading, and contributing to conversations about these issues in impactful ways, as partners. This Next Level Housing Solutions conversation seeks to dovetail with and support all of these efforts while calling upon us, together, to build the solutions and coalitions that are needed to meaningfully address the known crisis.
We propose to continue the conversation with brainstorming and discussion sessions around the following topics over the next 3 months, in an effort to catalyze a broader, more robust response to our housing crisis.
Read more about and Register for each Discussion Group below:
Tackling Income Inequality and Driving Racial Equity, July 17
Creative Policy Solutions, July 30
Creative Financing Solutions, September 10
Aligning Leaders and Solutions Across Sectors, September 24
Building Urgency and Political Will, October 8
Next Level Housing Solutions Symposium, October 22
Registration fee: Free