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Friday, June 8 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Setting the Groundwork for Community-Driven Public Housing Redevelopment

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Driven by federal disinvestment, the national trend of privatizing public housing is transforming low-income communities, often without the voices of the people most affected. In Boston, four public housing developments are in the privatization process. Three of these are focused on maximizing profit.

However, in December 2017, the 800+ unit Mildred C. Hailey Apartments redevelopment designation went to a partnership of two deep-rooted community development corporations (JPNDC & Urban Edge) and a national non-profit with Boston roots, the Community Builders. These organizations have rich track records in community-driven development and leadership building among tenants and other low-income people of color. Through an intensive community engagement process, they hope to change the narrative of how public housing residents are engaged in redevelopment, empowering them in a way that maximizes their leadership in the creation of new affordable housing and new community facilities.

Speakers
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Kristen Chin

Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, Urban Edge and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Boston
Kristen is a designer and community collaborator serving as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow with Urban Edge and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation in Boston. Previously, she managed projects related to resilience and post-Sandy recovery at the Pratt Center... Read More →


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