Housing Innovation Lab office hours every Thursday from 1 - 4 p.m.
November 7, 2016
The Housing Innovation Lab (iLab) functions as a lightning rod for great housing ideas. This is not because the iLab itself comes up with all the new and fantastic ideas. Instead it attracts ideas, finds the right partners, and executes to bring the best ones to life.
- sometimes the idea fits within the iLab’s work
- sometimes another City department is more appropriate, and
- sometimes it is a totally different organization operating outside of City Hall.
To create space for the influx of new ideas, the iLab has three hours set aside each week, on Thursday afternoons, to meet with local entrepreneurs, nonprofits, agencies, and community members. The iLab hears all ideas and offers critical feedback. If the idea is ready, the iLab identifies the best party inside or outside of the City to take the idea and run with it. The Housing Innovation Competition is an example of a initiative that started from an idea brought to the Lab. It was brought to life through a collaborative effort of internal and external partners.
We are always eager to hear new ideas and we work hard to find ways to foster the great ones. Sign up to chat with us during our office hours held every Thursday afternoon.
Boston, MA 02108-2501