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Public Event

2021 Greater Boston Housing Report Card:
Pandemic Housing Policy

From Progress to Permanence 


June 30, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM



In 2020, the pandemic exposed and accelerated housing instability in Greater Boston and beyond. Devastating and far-reaching unemployment prompted massive federal and local investment in emergency housing support and other policies aimed at keeping residents safely housed. This year’s edition of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card makes the case that the region’s most difficult housing challenges are still with us, that those challenges were compounded by recent events, and that the bold federal, state and local responses to the acute economic crisis should be parlayed into long-term responses to our ongoing housing crisis.
Please join us for the Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2021 forum, Pandemic Housing Policy: From Progress to Permanence. The research presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of experts, each with a unique perspective on lessons learned during this unprecedented time.

M. Lee Pelton, President and CEO, The Boston Foundation

Opening Remarks
Mike Kennealy, Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Presentation of the Report
Mark Melnik,
Director of Economic and Public Policy Research,
University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Lydia Edwards,
District 1 City Councilor, City of Boston
Soni Gupta,
Director, Neighborhoods and Housing, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Rick Jacobus, Principal, Street Level Advisors
Amy Stitely,
Chief of Programs, Massachusetts Department of Housing
and Community Development

Live stream link will be sent after registration, prior to the event.

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