Housing 101 | Feb 9

  • Do you have questions about different types of affordable housing including Section 8?
  • Find out more about eligibility criteria and application process.
  • Come to the Housing 101 workshop at Codman Square Health Center.

When: Tuesday,  Feb 09 10:00 am

Where: Codman Square Health Center | 637 Washington St.
Dorchester, MA 02124


By Registration Only

RSVP: Resource Connector | 617.822.8239

Right to Remain Week of Action | June 6

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As Boston becomes an increasingly more expensive and economically unequal city, low/moderate income families and communities of color are feeling drastic effects. From East Boston to Dorchester, Dudley to Chinatown and Mattapan, we hear stories every day from families who over years had set roots and made their block into a community – and now are at risk of losing their homes, precisely because their work and public tax money have succeeded in improving their neighborhoods.

Join us for a  WEEK of Action! HITTING THE STREETS! DOOR BY DOOR! 
  • Building awareness for Just Cause Eviction in our neighborhoods 
  • Support local/neighborhood campaigns on Just Cause Eviction and displacement 
  • Collecting thousands of signatures for Just Cause Eviction 
  • Influence the 2015 Municipal elections 


When: Saturday, June 6th


Where: Fields Corner, Codman Square, and Four Corners

For more info: email darnell@righttothecity.org


Marty Walsh's Dot Ave Housing Initiative | March 30 and April 2

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The second BSA Urban Design Workshop examines Mayor Walsh’s housing initiative and runs March 30 through April 2. The site focuses on the Dorchester Avenue corridor between the Broadway and Andrews MBTA Red Line stops. This area, identified as one of two of the mayor’s housing development “priority zones,” is characterized by light industrial uses, auto-dependent businesses, and underused parcels. Four design teams will each propose innovative workforce housing on adjacent parcels.

The workshop aims to stimulate discussion, encouraging public officials and the public to be inspired by individual proposals and by the way in which aggregation of a new residential development might begin to contribute to a new mixed-use neighborhood. The overall goal is to promote more expansive and innovative thinking about urban workforce housing.

This three-day workshop will include two public presentations: The first, on Monday, March 30, will provide an overview of the workshop objectives as well as a panel discussion with national housing experts. The second, on Thursday, April 2, will present workshop results by the four participating teams.



  • Monday, March 30, at 6:00 pm at BSA Space: Kickoff Panel Discussion, moderated by Renée Loth (open to the public). 
  • Tuesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 2: Workshop with the four professional teams.
    • Four interdisciplinary urban design teams, led by Brian Healy FAIA, Eric Höweler AIA, Beth Whittaker AIA, and the BSA Emerging Professionals Network, will each develop proposals that aim to balance innovations in residential living with the larger city-building opportunities afforded by redevelopment. In addition to architects, teams will include urban designers, transportation planners, and landscape architects enlisted through the efforts of the BSA Urban Design Committee.
  • Thursday, April 2, at 6:00 pm at BSA Space: Presentations of the four teams’ proposals (open to the public)

Where: BSA Space

290 Congress Street, Suite 200
Boston, MA

To RSVP: email rsvp@architects.org

Boston Legislative Breakfast: Housing and Homelessness | March 18

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Project Hope is putting on a Boston Legislative Breakfast. Please join families overcoming homelessness, shelter providers, and legislators to discuss solutions to family homelessness in Massachusetts and specifically in Boston.


When: Wednesday March 18th


Where: Project Hope

550 Dudley Street, Roxbury

For more info: contact Jamie at jminton@homesforfamilies.org or call her at 6172274188

Free Financial Clinic | Feb. 23

Wondering how you will ever get control of your money?  Learn how to budget and manage debt and cash flow, create a trust and will for your family, help your elderly family members get their affairs in order, purchase life insurance, and what's happening in the real estate market from industry experts.  Space is limited; register today!

RE/MAX Way Real Estate presents a FREE Financial and Real Estate Seminar

Feb. 23, 2013 10AM-3:30PM

Boston Public Library, Mattapan Branch
1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA

Equity Forum 2012


Keynote Speaker:

Angela Blackwell, PolicyLink Founder & CEO

Friday November 30 &
Saturday December 1

150 Mt. Vernon St
(SEIU 1199)
Dorchester MA 02125
*Near JFK/UMass T stop

For conference agenda & breakout groups, refer to the website at http://action4equity.org >> Read More

Greening the Older Home, Feb. 11

On Saturday, February 11, join Rebecca Harris of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Christopher Skelly of the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and Sally Zimmerman of Historic New England as they present valuable information on insulation, windows, lighting, and renewable energy options! The speaking portion of the event will be held at the Adams Street Branch Library, 690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. Afterwards, there will be an optional tour of the weatherization project at Historic New England's 1683 Pierce House (24 Oakton Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122). Registration is required, and the optional tour of Pierce House is limited to the first fifteen people to register. For more information, call 617.994.6644! The event is free of cost.


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