Housing opportunities are made or broken at the local level, but recent research* has shown that the loudest voices in the room often do not represent the community as a whole. In this session, we’ll explore a variety of methods for inviting groups that are underrepresented in local decision-making, including renters, POC, and parents, into the conversation in order to create more equitable outcomes.
*K. Einstein, “Neighborhood Defenders”
- Lily Linke, Citizen’s Housing & Planning Association, MBTA Communities Engagement Manager
- Kassie Infante, Abundant Housing MA, Associate Director of Operations
This course is open to Town board and committee members and Town staff who are directly involved in housing, including (but not limited to!):
Finance Committee, Community Preservation Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board, Select Board, Board of Health, Conservation Commissions, members of Affordable Housing Trusts, Housing Committees, all housing staff, planners and community development staff.
We also welcome resident housing advocates and future town leaders!
Attendance is free and pre-registration is necessary. This is a virtual workshop. We will send the Zoom link with the workshop reminder.
Questions? Email Amanda Bebrin, Director of Housing Advocacy, at email@example.com.