BrooklineCAN Joins Affordable Housing Stakeholders Coalition

BrooklineCAN recently joined the Affordable Housing Stakeholders Coalition, whose goal is to increase affordable housing throughout Brookline. According to the 2016 Housing Projection Plan, approximately 1,500 people are on the Brookline Housing Authority waiting list for senior housing, while 1,300 wait for family housing. Launched by the Housing Advisory Board (HAB) and the Commission for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations (CDICR), the Coalition represents people concerned with social service, housing, transportation, and the environment, and includes grass roots groups, commissions, boards, and networks throughout the town. In addition to being a social issue, the lack of affordable housing in Brookline is a serious economic issue. The Coalition is planning a town-wide Affordable Housing Stakeholders Educational Forum in early spring.

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