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Building for the Middle: Housing Greater Boston’s Workforce

September 22, 2016
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Omni Parker House
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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ULI Boston/New England


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As the Commonwealth increases investment in affordable and workforce housing development and preservation, ULI Boston/New England’s Housing and Economic Development Council —in conjunction the Metropolitan Area Planning Council— releases the full report Building for the Middle: Housing Greater Boston’s Workforce.

As Boston enjoys a surging reputation as a world-class city, it is struggling to create housing for a workforce, which is expected to grow by nearly 800,000 by the year 2030. According to our research, there is currently a significant shortage of homes to rent or own that are affordable for a family of four earning $75,000 or less a year.

If Metro Boston wants to build on its reputation of being a world-class city, the region must build housing to accommodate the growing workforce for the sake of equality and economic opportunity.

Join public and private sector leaders to discuss the implications of the report in building and preserving middle-income housing in the middle of a building boom.



Karen Kelleher, Deputy Director, MassHousing
Pam McKinney, President and Principal, Byrne McKinney & Associated, Inc.
Ted Lubitz, Vice President, Related Beal
Stockton Williams, Executive Director, ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing
Tim Reardon, Data Services Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Moderator: Mathieu Zahler, Development Project Manager, Trinity Financial


View the Building for the Middle: Housing Greater Boston’s Workforce Report. All attendees will receive a hard copy of the full report.

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