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Webinar: Housing Protections and Support @ Zoom Conference
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join MAPC to hear from housing organizations, the Department of Housing & Community Development, and Boston and other municipalities on how to respond to residents at risk of eviction or other destabilizing forces during the pandemic.

We’ll learn about the anticipated impacts of expiring eviction moratoria, an overview of the Governor’s Eviction Diversion Initiative, and tenant rights and responsibilities. A panel will then discuss tools available to help residents stay in their homes, how to implement them, and what localities are doing to support residents experiencing housing instability during these unprecedented times.

Speakers will include:
Tim Reardon, Director of Data Services, MAPC
Chris Kluchman, Deputy Director, Community Services Division, DHCD
Tom Ambrosino, City Manager, City of Chelsea
Domonique Williams, Deputy Director, Office of Housing Stability, City of Boston
Chris Cotter, Housing Director, City of Cambridge
Keith Benoit, Community Development Planner, City of Northampton

Webinar: Shared Winter Streets and Spaces Grant Program
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Webinar: Pool Testing for COVID-19 @ Zoom Conference
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn more about COVID-19 pool testing efforts underway in the region!
What is pool testing?
“Pool testing”—batching samples together and retesting individually if a result is positive—is a way for municipalities and schools to work together to provide regular, frequent, and cost-effective COVID-19 testing.
In this webinar, we’ll learn about the pool testing program led by Tufts University and the cities of Somerville and Medford; and hear about local pool testing programs in Salem and Wellesley.
Speakers will share more about how they started their pool testing efforts, lessons learned, and what you should know if you’re interested in setting up a pool testing program.
Municipal Webinar: Vaccine Distribution in Senior Subsidized Housing @ Zoom Conference
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Commonwealth recently announced that residents and staff of public and subsidized senior housing are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the first tier of Phase II of the vaccine rollout. This step is anticipated to begin later this month.

With this opportunity comes the need to quickly arrange vaccination opportunities for some of state’s most vulnerable residents. This requires coordination among three groups: municipal officials and staff, including local boards of health; owners and managers of public and subsidized senior housing, including local housing authorities; and medical providers who can staff clinics and vaccinate residents.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9 to learn how cities and towns can support vaccination in senior housing facilities.

Webinar speakers will include:
Robin Lipson, Deputy Secretary, Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Emily Cooper, Chief Housing Officer, Executive Office of Elder Affairs

There will be an opportunity to ask questions!

More information from the Commonwealth on COVID-19 vaccinations for senior housing setting is available here.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Women in the Workplace @ Zoom
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
MetroCommon Research Release: Rethinking the Suburban Strip @ Zoom
Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

We’ll hear from experts on retrofitting suburbia, get a first look at MAPC’s interactive report and website, and discuss opportunities for you to transform suburban space to meet new needs.

Revere Childcare Regulations Virtual Forum | Community Forum
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In an effort to provide greater and more equitable access to childcare, the City of Revere is partnering with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Greater Boston, to identify existing barriers to accessing quality care and listen to ideas for the future of childcare regulations in the city.

Register Here 

Equity in Clean Energy Webinar Series Kickoff
Dec 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

MAPC’s Clean Energy Department is hosting its first webinar in a series about what centering equity in municipal-level clean energy and climate planning and implementation can look like. This first event will provide an introduction to equity in climate planning, followed by presentations and a panel discussion with three guest speakers who have worked on equitable climate planning in their municipalities:

• Emily Koo, Director of Sustainability, City of Providence
• Shayna Hirshfield-Gold, Climate Program Manager, City of Oakland
• Ibrahim Lopez-Hernandez, Sustainability Manager, City of Chelsea and Revere, Town of Winthrop

There will then be an opportunity for Q&A with attendees.

Register Here

Stay tuned for information about the additional sessions in the webinar series!

Nahant HPP Forum #2 @ Nahant Town Hall
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nahant HPP Forum #2 @ Nahant Town Hall | Nahant | Massachusetts | United States
Nahant Residents! 
Do you have thoughts about housing policies and opportunities to expand Nahant’s housing stock? We want to hear from you!
The Nahant Housing Plan Advisory Committee is working with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to create a housing plan. We’re proposing draft recommendations for strategies that aim to lower housing costs and introduce new housing options for all Nahanters.

Doors Open: 7:00 p.m.  |  Forum Begins: 7:30 p.m.

Register to join us for this Forum here

Learn more about his project here.

POSTPONED! Virtual Public Meeting: Beachmont Fire Station Arts and Culture Concept Plan @ Zoom (Virtual)
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
POSTPONED! Virtual Public Meeting: Beachmont Fire Station Arts and Culture Concept Plan @ Zoom (Virtual)

This meeting has been postponed to a later date and time still to be determined. Once it has been determined, this posting will be updated to reflect the new date and time. Thank you for your understanding!

Revere residents:

What kinds of arts and cultural community space do you want at the old Beachmont Fire Station on Winthrop Ave? Join us for this virtual conversation to learn what we’ve heard from the project Working Group, community focus groups, and the project survey, and let us know what you think!

Join us for this virtual community-focused conversation. Register here
Meeting materials and presentation will be in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Find more information about this project here: