Wicked Local: Melrose Congresswoman Clark kicks off Housing Week of Action

Source: Wicked Local Melrose


Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA 5th District), 3rd from left, poses with panelists at Metro Housing|Boston’s affordable Housing forum on May 1. (L-R): Cynthia Lacasse of MassHousing, Diane Yentel of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Christopher Norris of Metro Housing|Boston, Rachel Heller of CHAPA, Clark Ziegler of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership and Janelle Chan,  Undersecretary of the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.


Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA 5th District) kicked off National Housing Week of Action on May 1 in Boston as part of a forum on affordable housing. The event–Foundations for the Future: State & Federal Affordable Housing Programs–was held at the offices of Metro Housing Boston in Roxbury Crossing. It was an interactive evening of discussion among state and national policy leaders to discuss the successes and roadblocks currently facing the affordable housing field in Massachusetts and DC.

Panelists were Executive Director Clark Ziegler of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, Cynthia Lacasse of MassHousing, the new Undersecretary of DHCD Janelle Chan, DHCD associate director Kate Racer, and Diane Yentel from the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Rachel Heller, CEO of CHAPA (Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association) served as moderator.


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