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Virtual Chapter 40B Conference

January 14, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

How can your community expand its affordable housing opportunities? Join us virtually every Thursday over the course of three weeks in January 2021 (January 14th, January 21st, and January 28th) from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM for the most up-to-date information and breakout sessions covering Chapter 40B (comprehensive permit), Chapter 40R (Smart Growth Districts) and Chapter 40A, inclusionary zoning, public land utilization, fair housing, and other tools that create and preserve affordability in Massachusetts communities.

Tickets are $25 for non-CHAPA members and $15 for CHAPA members and cover all three sessions. If you are a current student, please reach out to Carol Marine for pricing.

For the most up to date event information, please visit our event page or contact Carol Marine with any questions.

January 14th: Tools for Increasing Affordable Housing in Your Community:

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
History of Chapter 40B: James G. Stockard, Lecturer in Housing Studies, Harvard Graduate School of Design and Rachel Heller, CEO, CHAPA
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Chapter 40A and Smaller Houses: William Reyelt, Principal Planner for Smart Growth Programs at the Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD)
Chapter 40A and Inclusionary Zoning: Katy Lacy, Senior Planner with Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s (MHP) Community Assistance Division
Community Perspective: Lisa Pearson, Planning Director, Town of Salisbury
Moderator: Phillip DeMartino, Senior Technical Assistance Coordinator, DHCD
January 21st: Fostering Good Design:

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Chapter 40B Basics: with Edward Marchant, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Municipal Toolkit on Design Review: Maria Morelli, Senior Planner, Town of Brookline
Project Evolution from Site Approval to Construction: Clifford Boehmer, co-founder and President of Davis Square Architects
Moderator: Judi Barrett, Principal at Barrett Planning Group, LLC
January 28th: Fair Housing in 2021 and Beyond

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Fair Housing Policy and Practice: Meris Bergquist, Executive Director, Massachusetts Fair Housing Center
Additional panelists TBA
Moderator: Laura Shufelt, Director of Community Assistance, MHP
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Community Conversation on Affordable Housing, Equity, and Inclusion: Dana LeWinter, Municipal Engagement Director, CHAPA, Whitney Demetrius, Municipal Engagement Associate, CHAPA, Roberta Cameron, Housing Medford, and Neil Osborne, City of Medford’s Acting Director of Human Resources and Director of Diversity and Inclusion



January 14, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm