NPO Conversation on September 7th at GMA Foundations
We invite leaders of nonprofit organizations to join us three times a year for a lunch discussion about issues, ideas, and concerns in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. The meetings are a time for us to move beyond the usual conversation between foundations and nonprofit organizations.
Each session focuses on a particular topic, and reservations are required. Guests will learn a little more about GMA and a lot about their peers’ perspectives on important issues.
Topic for Conversation: What will it take to meet Boston’s housing challenge?
An age old problem – the lack of adequate and affordable housing – is getting bigger in the Boston area. More than half of renters and one-third of homeowners are now considered “housing burdened,” spending over 30 percent of their gross income on housing. At least 70 percent of residents earning less than $20,000 per year experienced this burden as of 2010. (The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015 and The Boston Indicators Project).
Mayor Walsh’s Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 calls for strengthening partnerships across sectors and across the city to ensure housing of all types is available and accessible to residents in all socioeconomic groups.
What is your organization’s strategy for shaping Boston’s housing future? How does that tie into Mayor Walsh’s Boston 2030 vision? Join us for a conversation with non-profit leaders who are close to the problem and working on creative solutions!
Our informal discussion will be organized around a few questions, similar to these: