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Public Event

Greater Boston Housing Report Card: Housing Equity and Resilience in Greater Boston's Post-COVID Economy

#3 in the 2020 GBHRC Series


September 23, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM




The third in a series of Greater Boston Housing Report Card Research Briefs will look at the economic recovery and the future of housing in Boston. Absent intervention, the COVID-19 pandemic could have tragic, irreparable consequences for the low-income housing market in Greater Boston and across the nation. Many of the interventions being undertaken by cities and states seek to even out these imbalances. This creates an emergent opportunity to learn if, how and to what degree such policies are effective, providing the basis for redesigning the low-income housing market to be more equitable and, in turn, more resilient to such crises.

As with other webinars in the series, 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. Please plan to join us for this important conversation.

The first webinar in the series on Housing Stability was held on June 23rd. The second in the series on Racial Equity in Housing was held on July 14th. Please click the links for recaps and videos of those events.

To learn more about other pieces in the 2020 Greater Boston Housing Report Card series, visit www.tbf.org/gbhrc2020.



Paul S. Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation

Data Presentation

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

Panel Discussion

Taylor Cain, Director of Housing Innovation Lab, City of Boston

Christine DixonExecutive Director, Project Hope

Keith Fairey, CEO, Way Finders

Soni Gupta, Director, Neighborhoods & Housing, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)


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