Renew and Repair: Healthy, safe, and affordable homes in Massachusetts

The 2021 Neighborhood Hub Annual Symposium hosted by MassHousing

The 2021 Neighborhood Symposium brought together professionals from housing, public health, government and other fields for a series of in-depth conversations on topics of particular interest for Massachusetts' 26 Gateway Cities. The event took place over four Thursdays in September, covering the following topics: 

  • Healthy & Affordable Homes - September 9
  • Underused Lots for Affordable Homes - September 16
  • Local & Regional Partnerships for Affordable Homes - September 23
  • Home Repairs, Rehabs & Remodels - September 30

Recordings and presentations are listed below. 

Healthy & Affordable Homes

September 9, 2021

With Jennifer Jonassaint, Program Manager, The Home Improvement Program (HIP); Katharine Robb, Postdoctoral Fellow, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative; and Aaron Vega, Director of of Planning and Economic Development, City of Holyoke.

Underused Lots for Affordable Homes

September 16, 2021

With Wandy Pascoal, Housing Innovation Design Fellow, City of Boston/Boston Society for Architecture; James Brooks, Director of Housing Development and Healthy Homes, City of Worcester; and Robert Jenkins, Executive Director, Brockton Redevelopment Authority.

Local & Regional Partnerships for Affordable Homes

September 23, 2021

With Mickey Northcutt, Chief Executive Officer, North Shore CDC; Evan Spetrini, Senior Planner & Policy Manager, Malden Redevelopment Authority; and Alexander Train, Director of the Department of Planning and Development, City of Chelsea.

Home Repairs, Rehabs, & Remodels

September 30, 2021

With Peter Shapiro, Author and Consultant, Good Landlord Consulting Services; Liz Murphy, Director of Housing & Development, City of Fitchburg; and Abbe Will, Senior Research Associate & Associate Project Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.