February 7, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain
Presented by City Mission

For the times they are a-changin” When Bob Dylan wrote these words the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was one year away from being created at a cabinet level. It later became foundational in its resources and discrimination protection. Now, 50 years later, this service is still essential to many Americans.

With a new administration in Washington, and the likely confirmation of Dr. Ben Carson as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, we anticipate there will be changes to the federal government’s work for affordable housing and to end homelessness. Join City Mission as we explore the role HUD has in tackling these issues, how the new administration might affect local progress on homelessness and affordable housing, and what we can do right here in Massachusetts to ensure that everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.

Advocates and experts from the government and nonprofit sectors will provide perspectives on the impact of federal policy on work currently being done in Massachusetts. HUD 101 will include a brief overview of the role that the department plays in providing affordable housing to Massachusetts families, how that role has developed and might continue to change with the coming administration, and opportunities to get more involved.

This program is free to the public, but we ask that you register.