No Place Like Home: Attainable, Affordable, Sustainable Housing - In Our Town?

No Place Like Home: Attainable, Affordable, Sustainable Housing - In Our Town?

Housing

Location

Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street
Wellesley Massachusetts 02482
Massachusetts US
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Join the LWVW and Wellesley Free Library with co-sponsors Building Better Wellesley; TBE Racial Justice Initiative; Sustainable Wellesley; World of Wellesley; Wellesley Council on Aging; Wellesley Village Church; Our Affordable Wellesley and UU Wellesley Hills for an expert panel for an PDF iconoverview of the state of attainable housing in Massachusetts. Young families, seniors, and people of moderate incomes are unable to move to — or stay in — our town. What does this mean for Wellesley’s future?  Hear different perspectives on the challenges and benefits of creating diverse housing.  Then, join in the community conversation on what we can do to create a broader range of housing choices in Wellesley for the long-term health of our community.

Panelists: 

  • Eric Shupin, Director of Public Policy, Citizens Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) - Describing the state of housing in MA
  • Amy Dain, Consultant, Dain Research - Reporting on two years of research into the regulations, plans and permits in the 100 cities and towns surrounding Boston
  • Shelly Goehring, Senior Program Manager, Massachusetts Housing Partnership - Sharing the benefits and challenges for our community
  • Rebecca Winterich-Knox, Net Zero Organizer, Massachusetts Climate Action Network - Focusing on sustainable considerations and impact on climate