Please join Way Finders and the UMass Donahue Institute for a virtual presentation and discussion of its its Phase II of the Springfield and Pioneer Valley Housing Report:
Tuesday, April 12
10:30 am to noon
The discussion will look at:
What is the role of place? How does it affect the pursuit of upward mobility in our communities? By extending Phase I research—which captured a baseline of housing and economic data for our region—this Phase II report considers the important relationship between place and access to opportunities. Informed by new data and interviews with local experts, the study imparts actionable insight on housing affordability and production issues; the impacts of COVID-19 on housing; and how to address both segregation and housing gaps in the region.
The panel discussion will be facilitated by Way Finders’ President and CEO Keith Fairey with Q&A to follow.
Donna Haghighat, CEO, The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts
Marcos Marrero, Executive Vice President, Community Development, MassDevelopment
Dr. Frank Robinson, Vice President, Public Health, Baystate Health
Eric Weiss, Director of Economic and Municipal Collaboration, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Please join us!