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No Place Like Home: Affordable Housing – In Our Town?

  • Thursday, January 30
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us at the Wellesley Public Library for an expert panel for an overview of the state of attainable housing in Massachusetts.  Young families, seniors, and people of middle, moderate, or fixed 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 conversation on what we can do to create a broader range of housing choices in Wellesley for the long-term health of our community. View flyer

•Eric Shupin, Housing Choice Program Director at Massachusetts Housing Partnership/ Department of Housing and Community Development – 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 town
•Rebecca Winterich-Knox, Net Zero Organizer, Massachusetts Climate Action Network – Focusing on sustainable considerations and impact on climate.

Our housing situation today reflects years of racial bias.  Additionally, housing near our synagogue has become increasingly out of reach.  This program will give us an opportunity to understand the current housing landscape in our communities and help us take a step towards correcting housing injustices.

The program is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wellesley and the Wellesley Free Library. Free and open to the public.

RSVP by January 28: Ann-Mara Lanza

TBE’s Racial Justice Initiative seeks to increase our understanding and activism to address ongoing discrimination and inequality.