CREW Boston

POSTPONED - Community Preservation Act and Affordable Housing Trusts

160 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

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Based on the Governor’s State of Emergency, and other recommendations, the decision has been made that all CREW Boston events will be postponed through April 17th.

How do cities and towns preserve open space, historic sites and create affordable housing?  The popularity of housing trust funds has coincided with the local passage of the Community Preservation Act (CPA).  Almost 80% of communities in Massachusetts that have created a housing trust fund have also adopted CPA.    Ideally, the housing trust fund and community preservation committee work collaboratively to address local affordable housing needs.
Join the Housing & Community Development Committee for their March Brown Bag Lunch on how cities and towns can create and preserve affordable housing thru the use of  CPA funds and Affordable Housing Trusts.  We will learn about the Community Preservation Act and the Municipal Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT).  We will discuss these options and the challenges. We will also look at the practical application with examples of housing developments funded with CPA funds and/or MAHT.   Guest speakers will include Kathleen O’Donnell, Esq.,  Susan Connelly, MHP’s Director of Community Assistance, Tabetha McCartney,  Director of Asset Management and Sustainability at 2 Life Communities, and Kimberly Martin-Epstein (Hackett Feinberg P.C.) in her capacity as chairperson of the Swampscott Affordable Housing Trust.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

160 Federal Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 

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Confirmed Attending

  • Alma Balonon-Rosen
  • Donna Brown
  • Carla Cabral
  • Ellen Caracciolo
  • Pat Cooper
  • Mary Davis
  • Yanel de Angel
  • Susan Gittelman
  • Virginia Keesler
  • Merida Kepnes
  • Elizabeth Krol
  • Vanessa Okonkwo
  • teresa patten
  • Sarah Rhatigan
  • Kathryn Riley
  • Jill Sharif
  • Kyra Spotte-Smith
  • Gail Sullivan
  • christine Vincenti