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Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at
Harvard University invite you to a forum to share local expertise with:

The Congressional Commission on Affordable Housing and
Health Care Facility Needs for Seniors in the 21st Century

The Commission's charge is to develop national policies and program solutions that blend affordable housing and services to seniors and that extend their ability to live independently in the community. The Commission's report is due to Congress by June 30.

You are urged to attend this open forum to offer the Commission the benefit of the wealth of experience and creativity in Massachusetts. Several effective local models will be presented. The format of this event will allow for extensive dialogue between Commission members, panelists, and audience participants.

Friday, March 1
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Harvard University
Graduate School of Design/Gund Hall
48 Quincy Street

Welcome: Ellen Feingold, Co-Chair, Seniors Commission; President, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly

Moderator: Nicolas Retsinas, Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University

Elected Officials: Congressman Barney Frank and Congressman Michael Capuano

State Officials: Lillian Glickman, Secretary, Executive Office of Elder Affairs;
Jane Wallis Gumble, Director, Department of Housing and Community Development

Panel of Practitioners: A panel of housing and service providers and advocates will discuss successful senior developments and the key ingredients for a national elderly housing policy.

Forum Co-Sponsors:
Archdiocese Planning Office for Urban Affairs Mass. Housing Partnership Fund
Boston Housing Authority Mass. Aging Services Association
Boston Medical Center Mass. Assisted Living Facilities Association
Brandeis Univ., Heller School, Policy Ctr on Aging Mass. Association of Older Americans
Cambridge Housing Authority Mass. Home Care Association
Committee to End Elder Homelessness Mass. Senior Action Council
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Northeastern University, Center for Urban and Regional Policy
Greater Boston Real Estate Board Older Women's League-The Voice of New Life
Mass. Dept. of Housing and Community Dev. Tufts University, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Mass. Executive Office of Elder Affairs UMass, Boston, College of Public and Community Service
MassHousing McCormack Institute, Center for Social Policy

Gund Hall is located at the intersection of Quincy Street and Cambridge Street, adjacent to Harvard Yard. There is very limited parking; public transportation (Harvard Square T station) is strongly recommended.

This forum is free and open to the public. For more info., contact CHAPA at 617-742-0820.

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