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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 / jskidgell@faainc.com
Matt LaRue AIA / mlarue@hmfh.com
The Housing Committee is part of the Civic Engagement Commission.

Upcoming Events

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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Updates

Join the Housing Committee for a discussion on Accessory Dwelling Units. It is part of the BSA’s Designing Boston...
Founded in 2010, the Affordable Housing Design Leadership Institute is one of the winners of the 2018 AIA Collaborative...
On May 31, Governor Charlie Baker signed the largest housing bond bill in the state's history into law, authorizing $1.8...
A Better Cambridge is thrilled to host this Boston-metro community conversation with Richard Rothstein, author of the highly...
The 2018 Housing Awards, presented by the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, emphasize the...
Join the Housing Committee and Emily Cadik, executive director of the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition, to discuss...
The provision of affordable housing is a colossal challenge with an urgent and acute need for new solutions. In...
The Plugin House demonstrates the possibilities of backyard homes and smaller living to provide housing affordable to all....
Co-presented by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, The Loeb Fellowship, and the Office of...
Donald Taylor-Patterson, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies Research Assistant and 2018 MUP Candidate, will present...

Past Events

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-...
May 24, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Discussion and Site Visit to The Group Housing Project: Carlisle, MA The small semi-rural Town of Carlisle is supporting an innovative response to...
October 22, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
TOD (Transit Oriented Development) has been part of our urban design lexicon for decades since it was introduced by Peter Calthorpe, Doug Kelbaugh...
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