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Last updated: 04/13/2017 - 2:48pm

Roxbury Discussion on Health and Fair Housing

Share your ideas with City officials about Boston's fair housing assessment.

The Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) is a new planning document that the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires cities and towns like Boston that receive HUD funds to complete. The AFH will identify key priorities and goals for the City, the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and the community to work together to support fair housing. These priorities and goals will help guide how HUD resources are invested.

Light refreshments at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will start promptly at 6 p.m.

Public testimony begins at 6:00pm

Discussion Topics

  1. 5:30 - 6 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
  2. 6 - 6:10 p.m. Welcome and Agenda Review

     - Lincoln Larmond, Community Advocate, Mattapan United
     - Community Participation, Why Roxbury?
     - Bob Terrell, Executive Director, The Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

  3. 6:10 - 6:25 p.m. Overview of Assessment of Fair Housing and City’s Engagement Process

     - Bob Gehret, Deputy Director, Policy Development and Research, Department of Neighborhood Development, and Janine Anzalota, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity

  4. 6:25 - 6:40 p.m. Health and Housing Connection

     - Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

  5. 6:40 - 7:30 p.m. Small Group Discussions
  6. 7:35 - 7:55 p.m. Brief Report Back from Breakout Groups
  7. 7:55 - 8 p.m. Share Next Steps and Closing Remarks

    - Lincoln Larmond, Community Advocate, Mattapan United