CREW Boston

Boston's Housing Plan Update and the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition's Housing Goals

Boston Private Bank
​10 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109

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Housing a Changing City and a Growing Region - Boston's Housing Plan Update and the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition's Housing Goals. Please join the Housing & Community Development Committee for a brown bag lunch to learn about how Boston and neighboring municipalities are planning to meet the housing demands of our rapidly increasing regional population. 

Sheila A. Dillon, Chief of Housing and Director of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston and Tim Reardon, Data Services Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council will join us for a short presentation highlighting key takeaways from the technical population and housing demand analysis, as well as new and updated policy recommendations.  The presentation will be followed with a dialogue with the presenters about the plans and goals and the questions, challenges and opportunities they identify.
About Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 Update
In 2014, Mayor Walsh released Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030, a comprehensive housing plan designed to address the housing needs of Boston’s growing population. In 2018, a planned assessment found that Boston’s population was growing faster than expected, with 759,000 residents expected to live in Boston in 2030.

The 2018 Update of the Housing Boston 2030 plans sets new goals for 69,000 units of housing production, including income-restricted housing designed to be affordable to a range of incomes, plans for strategic growth that preserve and enhance existing neighborhoods, and new focus areas on preventing displacement, increasing homeownership, and promoting fair and equitable access to housing.  Read more about Boston's updated plan here.
About the MMC's Regional Housing Task Force Goals  
The Metropolitan Mayors Coalition (MMC)'s Regional Housing Task Force came together in 2017.  Greater Boston sale prices and rents are among the highest of any large metropolitan area across the country, and two-fifths of households are paying an excessive amount for their housing, creating financial pressures and risk of displacement.
In October 2018, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Somervilee Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, and the 15 communities of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition (MMC) announced a new housing production goal to meet the demands of a robust regional economy and the growing population of Boston and surrounding areas.  The Coalition announced a target to create 185,000 units of housing across the MMC region by 2030 that also includes a set of 10 principles to guide housing development and preservation and a digital database of strategies to advance these principles in different communities.  Read more about their plan and tools here.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Great Room at Boston Private Bank
10 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109

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Confirmed Attending

  • Amelia Aboff
  • Marianne Ajemian
  • Ellen Anselone
  • Michelle Apigian
  • Alma Balonon-Rosen
  • Rachel Bandi
  • Sara Barcan
  • Sarah Boehs
  • Juliet Borja
  • Donna Brown
  • Carla Cabral
  • Ellen Caracciolo
  • Pat Carlson
  • Callie Clark
  • Wendy Cohen
  • Ellen Connolly
  • Pat Cooper
  • Jennifer Crampton
  • Eliza Datta
  • Yanel de Angel
  • Megan Delehanty
  • lisa donfrancesco
  • Susan Elsbree
  • Jesse Elton
  • Kathleen Evans
  • Amy Farrell
  • Deborah Favreau
  • Susan Gittelman
  • Laura Homich
  • Penelope Hunt
  • SueEllyn Idelson
  • Colette Irving
  • Judy Jacobson
  • Virginia Keesler
  • Mary Knasas
  • Anne Lewis
  • Angie Liou
  • Hannah Lodi
  • Cassie Malatesta
  • Nancy McCafferty
  • Tabetha McCartney
  • Kathy McGilvray
  • Berley McKenna
  • Angela Meehan
  • Kaitlyn Mulcahy
  • Deb Myers
  • Charlotte Nunez
  • Carmen Panacopoulos
  • teresa patten
  • Tricia Pinto
  • Courtney Retzky
  • Sarah Rhatigan
  • Kathryn Riley
  • Amanda Roe
  • Marcy Rosenberg
  • Rebecca Schofield
  • Lydia Scott
  • Lorie Skolski
  • Gail Sullivan
  • Margo Sulmont
  • Lynne Sweet
  • Jennifer Tamarkin
  • Zoe Weinrobe
  • Alice Wong
  • Celeste Zhou