Thank you for attending the first housing policy workshop

Thanks to all who joined us for the first step in our grand public policy experiment!

2014.02.19 - Housing Policy Workshop #1 - Tim Reardon

With your participation, we kicked off our housing policy workshop with an excellent overview and substantive conversation led by Tim Reardon from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Among other things, we learned about the demographic trends that show a need for more housing units, and with them, a larger labor force.

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Finding Affordable Housing Solutions in Boston

(This article was also published by the national Roosevelt Institute here.)

Innovative solutions are needed to solve the serious problem of housing affordability in the Boston area.

The housing affordability crisis is reaching dramatic levels in Massachusetts. Case in point: according to The Boston Foundation’s Greater Boston Housing Report Card, “during the last eight years, the cost of living in Greater Boston has increased twice as fast as the median household income of homeowners and three times faster than the median household income of renters.” Affordability is a problem for 40 percent of homeowners in the area. For many families, owning a home is not even an option. The U.S. Census ranks Massachusetts 44th in homeownership and also 44th in income equality. These two rankings are not coincidental.

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Join Pipeline next Wednesday to launch our Housing Policy conversations

We are thrilled to remind you of the launch of our series of discussions around housing policy in Greater Boston. We hope you are planning to join us at our first workshop next Wednesday, February 19!

RSVP today!

Event DetailsWhen:Wednesday, February 19
     Networking and Snacks: 6:00-6:30pm
     Learning: 6:30 – 7:15pm
     Workshop discussion: 7:15 – 7:45pm
Where: Boston Public Library, Johnson Conference Room 2
Why: We are creating policy to make housing in Greater Boston more affordable.

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Pipeline Network – Upcoming Event and News

We hope you like this new easy to read format of our monthly news! After a productive retreat and strategy session in January we have two exciting announcements for you all.

We at the Roosevelt Institute | Greater Boston Pipeline invite you to join the first of our monthly public policy workshops! Come try your hand at solving a grand public policy problem.

As many of us decide where to continue our careers, we are faced with the following dilemma:

Housing in Massachusetts is too expensive.

You’ll hear from experts across the housing industry in Boston and then participate in a crowd-sourcing, public policy experiment to solve this problem.

Event Details
When: Wednesday, February 19, 6:00-8:30pm
Where: Boston Public Library, Johnson Conference Room 2
RSVP today!

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