Public Event

Greater Boston Housing Report Card: Racial Equity in Housing in the COVID-19 Era

#2 in the 2020 GBHRC Series


July 14, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM




In the second event of the 2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card webinar series, we outline the history of place and patterns of segregation in Massachusetts, assess their role in quality of life, social mobility, and public health, and highlight how those issues are exacerbated during the COVID-19 crisis.

As with the first webinar in the series on June 23rd, the research and analysis presented here will inform policy makers, advocates and the development community on the challenges of our housing situation and how they disproportionately burden lower income households of color. The first webinar in the series on Housing Stability was held on June 23rd.

You can watch a recording of first discussion and read the first report brief here.


Keith Mahoney, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, The Boston Foundation

Data Presentation

Mark Melnik, Director, Economic & Public Policy Research, UMass Donahue Institute

Panel Discussion

Soni Gupta, Director of Neighborhoods & Housing, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Thea James, MD
,Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Mission, and Director of the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP), Boston Medical Center
Henry Korman, Partner, Klein Hornig LLP
Rafael MaresExecutive Director, The Neighborhood Developers

Audience Q and A

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