Transit and Housing: The Ties That Inextricably Bind Them

Jun/18/2019

Transit and Housing: The Ties That Inextricably Bind Them

Event Detail: 
6:00 p.m.
Event Presenter: 
B’nai B’rith Housing
Event Cost: 
Free (registration required)

Gen2Gen’s new series, “Beyond Subsidized Housing: Big Ideas To Solve Boston’s Big Housing Crisis,” will continue with its second installment on Tuesday, June 18.

“Transit and Housing: The Ties That Inextricably Bind Them,” will look at how Eastern Massachusetts’ inequitable and under-equipped transit system has created a major barrier to solving our region’s housing crisis. What are the systemic issues at the root of transit insufficiencies? How does poor transit service impact housing and the viability of our communities? What bold steps are municipalities throughout the country doing to address these issues? And how do we advocate for improvements here at home that will provide better transit – and more housing choice – for millennials and other members of the workforce being left behind by the current market?

Join Gen2Gen Steering Committee Member, and Senior Policy Analyst at Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), Sean Tierney as he leads a discussion with Jarred Johnson, Director and COO of Transit Matters, a Boston-based nonprofit transit advocacy group, and Jennifer Raitt, Director of Planning and Community Development for the Town of Arlington and formerly of Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). Learn more about what you can do in your community to advocate for policies that will improve our city centers and the lives of our neighbors.

While this event is FREE, RSVP’s are required, as we expect this event to sell out. Please register by June 10. Click here to register & reserve your spot!