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Turning Around Distressed Neighborhoods One Block at a Time

November 8, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.
Room 508, 5th floor, Gund Building, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street

Ann Houston, Executive Director, Chelsea Neighborhood Developers

Chelsea is an exciting cosmopolitan city with great potential to do interesting work in a community committed to revitalization. Ms. Houston began work in Chelsea in 2004, taking over after a period of reorganization sparked by a Board of Directors dedicated to creating more housing opportunities in Chelsea. Her work in affordable housing and community development began more than 25 years ago. She learned her trade and developed a broad network of colleagues by working in leadership positions at Massachusetts Housing Partnership, Codman Square NDC, Valley Opportunity Council in Chicopee and Holyoke, and as a residential and commercial lender for Mass Development/Mass Government Land Bank. Ms. Houston enjoys lecturing and serves on numerous boards and policy committees; currently she serves as President of Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA). She earned a masters in Real Estate Development from MIT, and a BA in Community Planning from UMass Boston.

This event is co-sponsored by the Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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