The Business Leaders Learning Project: Workforce/Middle-Income Housing
SESSION I: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
SESSION II: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
SESSION III: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
SESSION IV: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

TIME: Each session will run promptly from 4PM to 6PM

LOCATION: CIC Boston in "Meridian" | 50 Milk Street, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02109

Greater Boston is facing a major shortage of housing that average workers can afford, and chances are that is impacting your business. Your region’s high cost of housing is making it hard to attract and retain top talent up and down the workforce. As a business leader, you’re uniquely positioned to advocate for positive change. We want to give you the tools to make a difference.
Join the Alliance and its housing partners for an invigorating four-session boot camp built to educate you, Boston's business leaders, about the negative long-term economic impact of the region’s workforce/middle-income housing shortage. This is your opportunity to engage the thought leaders of this topic as you hear from them about why we must make the case for investing in workforce/middle-income housing NOW in order to support economic growth in the Greater Boston area for the FUTURE. You’ll become deeply informed on this complicated subject matter, and will be equipped with the tools necessary to speak out. (Space is limited, secure your spot today!)
I. SESSION I: The Past (September 27, 2017 @ 4-6PM)

An interactive session led by Alliance housing partners from The Boston Foundation, Northeastern University's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) to gauge attendees' knowledge of the housing crisis in Greater Boston, discussion of major housing initiatives both past and current, and a brief history of the federal and local obstacles that led to these issues.

II. SESSION II: The Present (October 18, 2017 @ 4-6PM)

An interactive session led by Alliance housing partners from MHP and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to discuss concepts from MHP’s report, Unlocking the Commonwealth (November 2014), and defining “the workforce.”

III. SESSION III: The Future (January 24, 2018 @ 4-6PM)

An interactive session led by Alliance housing partners ULI Boston/New England and the City of Boston's Housing Innovation Lab to discuss the concepts from ULI’s report, Building for the Middle: Housing Greater Boston’s Workforce (September 2016), the City's comprehensive housing plan, Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030, and what is projected if we do not take action.

IV. SESSION IV: Take Action (February 28, 2018 @ 4-6PM)

An interactive session led by Alliance housing partners Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), and the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance to discuss possibilities in zoning reform, incentives for developers, and creating smart/complete neighborhoods.

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