CREW Boston

Virtual Disussion: Community Preservation Act and Affordable Housing Trusts

Boston MA

Members Only

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 a Virtual 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.,  Shelly Coehring, MHP, and Kimberly Martin-Epstein (Hackett Feinberg P.C.) in her capacity as chairperson of the Swampscott Affordable Housing Trust.
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Virtual Brown Bag Lunch through Zoom
(Link provided via email by 10 a.m. on April 17, 2020)

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Confirmed Attending

  • Michelle Apigian
  • Rebecca Bachand
  • Alma Balonon-Rosen
  • Sara Barcan
  • Lisa Barry
  • Sarah Boehs
  • Donna Brown
  • Carla Cabral
  • Ellen Caracciolo
  • Pat Carlson
  • Wendy Cohen
  • Pat Cooper
  • Jeanne Coronado
  • MaryKate Daly
  • Mary Davis
  • Yanel de Angel
  • lisa donfrancesco
  • Pam Fisher
  • Susan Gittelman
  • Shelly Goehring
  • Shannon Huffer
  • Virginia Keesler
  • Merida Kepnes
  • Elizabeth Krol
  • Angie Liou
  • Ashley Maggiacomo
  • Dominica Man
  • Kimberly Martin-Epstein
  • Kathy McGilvray
  • Berley McKenna
  • Shahpar Negah
  • Kathleen O’Donnell
  • Kathleen O’Donnell
  • Vanessa Okonkwo
  • teresa patten
  • Tricia Pinto
  • Sarah Rhatigan
  • Kathryn Riley
  • Amanda Roe
  • Jessica Rubine
  • Jill Sharif
  • Kyra Spotte-Smith
  • Gail Sullivan
  • Lynne Sweet
  • Mary Thompson
  • Marissa Valentino
  • Kim Vermeer
  • christine Vincenti
  • Emily Worcester