Public Event

The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019

Supply, Demand and the Challenge of Local Control


June 26, 2019

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation

75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA


Please join us at the Boston Foundation for the release of the 2019 Greater Boston Housing Report Card.

Now in its 16th year, this annual report produced by the Boston Foundation has provided critical research and analysis that informs policy makers, advocates, and the development community on the trends and challenges facing our region's housing crisis, which disproportionately destabilized low-income families.

The 2019 Greater Boston Housing Report Card explores housing data for the 147 communities in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk Counties, analyzes the relationship of housing production to residential racial segregation, and assesses how presumed best practices at the municipal level may impact the volume and nature of housing production. 

The forum will feature high-level findings and recommendations from the report, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Soni Gupta, Director of Neighborhoods and Housing at the Boston Foundation, to look at what planners and other housing advocates might take from the report to address the region's housing challenges. The report will be made available after the event.

Paul S. GroganPresident & CEO, The Boston Foundation

Opening Remarks
Michael KennealySecretary of Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Presentation of Report Findings
Alicia Sasser ModestinoAssociate Professor, Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs and Department of Economics and Associate Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

Panel Discussion
Brendan CrightonChair, Joint Committee on Housing; State Senator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Teronda EllisReal Estate Director, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
Soni GuptaDirector of Neighborhoods & Housing, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Wendell JosephNeighborhood Planner, City of Cambridge
Jennifer Raitt, Director, Department of Planning & Community Development, Town of Arlington

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