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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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EPNet and the Housing Committee team up for reGen Boston: 

Committee Chairs
Jason Skidgell /
Matt LaRue AIA /
The Housing Committee is part of the Civic Engagement Commission.

Upcoming Events

February 27, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance on Great Neighborhoods Bill With momentum building for substantial housing production and zoning reform...


Each year the Boston Society of Architects/AIA sponsors awards programs to honor design excellence in Massachusetts,...
Passive House design is smart, durable, and can cost-effectively realize substantial long-term savings for the multifamily...
Follow the progress of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance's "Great Neighborhoods Campaign" and the...
Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), the leading statewide housing policy organization in Massachusetts...
Projects were selected to represent the best in senior living design. The Design for Aging Review includes a juried...
Below is an update on the proposed City of Boston Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) pilot for those who have been following the...
Join a lively discussion on Greater Boston’s housing costs and what we can do about it It’s clear that housing...
Enterprise Green Communities is excited to gather colleagues and partners from across the country during the week of...
The Boston Planning and Development Agency will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed amendment to Article 53 (East...
On Tuesday the 20th, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Legislature's Housing Committee will hear testimony on a number...

Past Events

October 2, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Creativity, Architecture and Community Development with the Rose Fellowship

Join us for inspiring, first-hand accounts from six Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellows who have spent the last three years integrating design thinking, community engagement, and systems change into affordable housing and community development organizations across the country. Each fellow brings a unique perspective from working and learning alongside partners in their communities. They will share what has challenged them, where they have found inspiration, and what impact we can see from their work.
Michael Chavez, Project Development Manager at YouthBuild Boston and a former Rose Fellow with the Fairmount CDC Collaborative, will moderate a conversation with the fellows and audience after the presentations about the universal lessons learned from doing this kind of work.
Alexis Smith, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Brighton MA
Annie Ledbury, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Oakland CA
Brita Carlson, A Community of Friends, Los Angeles CA
James Arentson, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, Slayton MN
Joshua Budiongan, Jefferson East Inc., Detroit MI
Stephen Klimek, The Cornerstone Group, Minneapolis MN

July 13, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On July 13, the Mayor's Housing Innovation Lab will host a workshop and informational session in partnership with the BSA Housing Committee to support the City of Boston's Additional Dwelling Unit Pilot Program. The Pilot Program seeks to streamline the process for homeowners looking to carve out a rental unit in their homes, along the way creating affordable housing options and generating rental income for homeowners. Through a miniature design charrette, the Lab and the BSA hope to generate design ideas and examples that will help homeowners visualize these additional units.

March 16, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Affordable Housing: Art of the Architecture or Art of the Deal?  On March 16th, the BSA Housing Committee will explore how to create the...
January 25, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join the Housing Committee for a discussion on the Urban Housing Unit (uhü) as a viable solution for attainable city living. The panel will dissect the negative connotation of micro-units and explore evidence that not only are they an affordable option for low- to middle-income residents, they can be comfortable places to live in! This in-depth conversation with industry professionals will walk through the demographic metrics, zoning implications, and the construction technology that it would take to make Urban Housing Units a reality in the Boston area.

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available.

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June 2, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Please join a discussion on Parcel 1B, a mixed-use development in downtown Boston. The project’s 239 residential units will be income-...
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