August Virtual Session: Housing & Transportation

Date: June 10, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Zoom (see reminder email or YW Boston Connect event page for meeting details)


Our objectives are to

  • Discuss impact of housing and transportation on socioeconomic well-being of region
  • Identify historical and current factors which have led to metro Boston’s current housing and transportation challenges
  • Examine how existing disparities in housing and transportation have been exacerbated in the COVID-19 pandemic

Complete the following readings before our program day.

After completing the readings, brainstorm questions related to housing & transportation for our expert speakers, and share them on Rachael’s YW Boston Connect post.

Note: Given the short turnaround, please prioritize those labeled “priority” if you have limited time

Module 6: Inclusive Meetings
  1. Watch Module 6, Inclusive Meetings (16 min).
  2. Once you’ve finished the video, share your response to the Post & Share question as a comment to Rachael’s pinned post in the YW Boston Connect LeadBoston 2020 group.
Expert Speakers

Jarred Johnson, Director, TransitMatters

I come to this position after serving as a project manager for the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation where I managed a variety of complex affordable housing real estate projects and supported organizing efforts for better service on the Fairmount Line. Before that, I helped to start the “Love Your Block” mini-grant project and helped write the City of Boston’s first Volunteer Plan as a part of the Civic Engagement Office. I also have a wealth of grassroots organizing experience working on various presidential, state, and Cherokee tribal races. I joined TransitMatters as a volunteer member in the summer of 2015 and served on the Board since the fall of that year. My area of interest is how transit and housing intersect with advocacy and organizing. [Read More]

Jessica Boatright, Deputy Director, City of Boston Neighborhood Housing Development

Jessica Boatright is the Deputy Director for the Department of Neighborhood Development’s Neighborhood Housing Development Division, where she manages a professional staff of development officers, architects and construction specialists. This team works diligently to ensure that public funding is wisely invested in strong affordable housing developments that will serve their local neighborhoods and the citizens of Boston. Prior to joining DND, Jessica worked at Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, leading efforts to expand and innovate on their mission and to increase the availability of housing affordable for all. [Read More]