CHAPA is offering this upcoming series on:
Tools and Strategies for Housing Production
Virtual Conference


Calling all planning and zoning board members, public officials, municipal staff, affordable housing developers, housing advocates, and real estate professionals!

How can your community expand its affordable housing opportunities? Join us virtually on
September 15th, September 22nd, and September 29th from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM for our Tools and Strategies for Increasing Housing Production Virtual Conference (formerly our annual Chapter 40B Conference). During the conference, we’ll focus on several important tools as well as community engagement strategies for planners and advocates to implement those tools. Our final session will dive into the newly released MBTA Multi-Family Zoning Guidelines and their implementation.

Session 1 (Sept. 15th): 40B Basics, Current 40B Hot Topics, Local Initiative (“friendly” 40B or LIP) Program, and Local Action Units

  • Introductory remarks by Felicia Jacques, CHAPA Board President & Managing Director | Development, Maloney Properties, Inc.
  • Edward Marchant, EHM Consulting & Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard
    University Graduate School of Design
  • Phillip DeMartino, Senior Technical Assistance Planning Coordinator/40B, Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
  • Rieko Hayashi, Local Initiative Program Director, DHCD
  • Amanda Chiancola, Deputy Director of Planning and Development, City of Salem
  • Clayton Williams, Permitting and Acquisitions, Eastland Partners, Inc.

Session 2 (Sept. 22nd): Affordable Housing is a Team Sport: Building Partnerships to Reach Your Housing Goals

  • Whitney Demetrius, Director of Fair Housing Engagement, CHAPA, in conversation with:
    • Lor Holmes, Revere Housing Coalition
    • Reuben Kantor, Chief Innovation Officer | Office of Innovation and Data
      Management, City of Revere
    • Aaron Clausen, Principal Planning Director, City of Lynn
    • Jeff Weeden, Planning and Development Specialist, Lynn Housing and
      Neighborhood Developers 
  • Lily Linke, Municipal Engagement Program Associate, CHAPA, in conversation with:
    • Dana Menon, Town Planner, Town of Essex
    • Anne Cameron, Essex Housing Coalition
    • Susan Worgaftik, Greening Greenfield
    • MJ Adams, Director of Community & Economic Development, City of Greenfield

Session 3 (Sept. 29th): MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning Implementation

  • Q&A with Chris Kluchman, FAICP, Deputy Director, Community Services Division, DHCD
  • Planning tool demonstration with Tom Hopper, Director of Research & Analytics, Center for Housing Data, Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Tickets are $25 for non-CHAPA members and $15 for CHAPA members and cover all three sessions. If you are a current student, please reach out to Carol Marine ([email protected]) for pricing. No refunds will be provided to those who register but do not attend the conference.

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