Housing & Community Development

Committee Chair:

Councillor Zakim

Committee Vice Chair:

Councillor Ciommo

Committee Members:

Councillors Campbell, Jackson, Linehan

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Committee Description:

Committee on Housing and Community Development, which shall concern itself with public policy involving the preservation, creation, and rehabilitation of housing in the city, including public housing programs.  The committee is charged with evaluation of policies and programs of the city to ensure an adequate supply of affordable housing to advocate toward the goal of safe, decent, and affordable housing for all Boston residents.  The committee shall also concern itself with promoting equal and fair access to housing for all residents, regardless of race, color, national origin, national ancestry, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age or disability. The committee shall exercise oversight with respect to the housing policies and programs of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the Department of Neighborhood Development, Boston Housing Authority, the Boston Housing Center, and the Fair Housing Commission.