Housing Challenges in the Commonwealth: Reflections on Policy & Politics - A conversation with Aaron Gornstein, former Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development

Housing Challenges in the Commonwealth: Reflections on Policy & Politics - A conversation with Aaron Gornstein, former Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development

Date: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Location: Harvard Kennedy School | 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Nye B

Join us for a lunchtime conversation with Aaron Gornstein, former Massachusetts Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development. Nominated by former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Mr. Gornstein oversaw the Department of Housing and Community Development from 2012-2014.  The department administers nearly $1 billion in state and federal funds for a variety of programs for affordable housing production, community development, municipal assistance, local and regional planning, energy conservation, rental assistance, public housing, and others.  He also served as the chief housing policy advisor to the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development and to the Governor.

Previously, Aaron served as the Executive Director of Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) for 22 years.  CHAPA is a private, non-profit research and advocacy organization working on affordable housing and community development issues in Massachusetts.

Aaron received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his graduate degree from Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy. He has received more than 25 local and national awards and fellowships for his work in advancing affordable housing and community development initiatives and has served on numerous local and national advisory boards and commissions.

Bring your lunch, dessert provided!

Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

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