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Architects are critical participants in housing policy development and implementation, issues of critical importance to the city and the state. We work with emerging professionals, architects, builders, developers, and public policy thinkers focusing on issues of affordability, sustainability, design, and advocacy.

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Committee Chairs
Jason Skidgell / jskidgell@faainc.com
Matt LaRue AIA / mlarue@hmfh.com
The Housing Committee is part of the Advocacy Commission.

Updates

Undesign the Redline is an interactive exhibit connecting the intentional and systematic racial housing segregation of the...
As we think about how we design affordable housing here, this article is instructive for how it is being rethought in other...
Each year the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA), often in collaboration with other organizations, sponsors awards...
The 19th Annual Affordable Housing Development Competition pairs teams of talented graduate students interested in...
MOD X: Ecologies Economies Exchanges   The MOD-X workshop will bring together a group of experts from Sweden, Japan,...
The second annual Housing Innovation Workshop on Nov 2nd hosted by the MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, the Boston Society of...
The nation’s public housing authorities (PHAs) increasingly partner with private-sector actors to develop and renovate...
YIMBYtown is an annual North American conference that is a catalyst for unifying housing organizers, funders, builders and...
The housing infrastructure of human communities has evolved across the centuries in response to economic, technological and...
The Pioneer Institute has published a study called "The State of Zoning for Accessory Dwelling Units". A review of...

Past Events

April 18, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Undesign the Redline Exhibition Tour Undesign the Redline is an interactive exhibition connecting the intentional and systematic racial housing...
March 5, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
City of Boston Compact Living Program Join us as the BSA Housing Committee hosts representatives from the Boston Planning and Development Agency in a...
June 25, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Accessory Dwelling Units (aka ADUs, Additional Dwelling Units, granny flats, in-law-apartments) are small units within, attached to, or on the same property as a regular home. This is an old concept that is gaining ground throughout the country as a new way to increase affordable housing and allow homeowners to age in place. How does it work, though? What local zoning regulations need to change? How many new units are we talking about? What does it cost to build or renovate for an ADU? Join a discussion on how the ADU movement is taking shape in Boston and surrounding communities while exploring innovative models for truly affordable construction.

For those who qualify, 2 LU/HSWs are available.

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May 9, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tax Policy Join the Housing Committee and Emily Cadik, executive director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, to discuss the latest on...
April 17, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tax Policy on Tax Day Join the Housing Committee for a video conference with Emily Cadik, executive director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit...
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