Housing Needs in the Metrowest Region: First in a series from U-Chan on January 25

U-CHAN (Uniting Citizens for Housing Affordability in Newton) announces the first of a four-part educational series:

An Overview of the Housing Needs in the Metrowest Region.

Clark Ziegler, the Executive Director Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)

January 25th 7:00-9:00 pm

Eliot Church, 474 Centre Street

Mr. Ziegler will include data and reports developed by the MHP, the Metropolitan Area Council, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Boston Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and others which will help us understand and address Newton’s needs.

Series goal: To provide Newton Residents factual information to enhance our knowledge of housing needs. Coming soon, presentations on:
(1) Financing for various types of housing developments;
(2) What is the spectrum of housing needs and how best to meet them; and
(3) What are the common values citizens of Newton can agree upon and adhere to as we plan for a city that ensures a good future for all its citizens.

 

LWVN Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) Meeting on Thursday, January 18th

The Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) will meet on Thursday, January 18th at 11 am at 20 Devon Road.  The agenda includes an update of polystyrene, sidewalk snow clearing, and gas leaks.  If you can attend, please contact info@lwvnewton.org

Watch “The League Presents…School Transportation”

The latest program in The League Presents series is about school transportation.  Thanks to host Anne Borg and guests Alicia Bowman, Safe Routes to School, and Steve Siegel, Ward 5 School Committee member.  We also want to thank our amazing crew (Richard Berman, Lenny Bogdonov, and Bonnie Carter), NewTV, and director Maureen Reilly Meagher.

To watch the program, click here:  The League Presents…School Transportation.

Send a letter to the EPA in support of the Clean Power Plan!

This just came in from LWV of Northampton:

LWVUS made an urgent plea to members to contact the Environmental Protection Agency, urging them not to repeal the Clean Power Plan.  

Join us! Time is short.  All comments must be in before midnight on January 16.

Submitting a comment is quick and easy.  There are several ways to submit comments.  

  • Email: a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355 in the subject line of the message.
  • EPA Comment pagewww.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355
  • Mail: EPA, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mail Code 28221T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460
  • Fax: (202) 566-9744. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0355

Housing Needs in the Metrowest Region: First in a series from U-Chan on January 25

U-CHAN (Uniting Citizens for Housing Affordability in Newton) announces the first of a four-part educational series:

An Overview of the Housing Needs in the Metrowest Region.

Clark Ziegler, the Executive Director Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)

January 25th 7:00-9:00 pm

Eliot Church, 474 Centre Street

Mr. Ziegler will include data and reports developed by the MHP, the Metropolitan Area Council, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Boston Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and others which will help us understand and address Newton’s needs.

Series goal: To provide Newton Residents factual information to enhance our knowledge of housing needs. Coming soon, presentations on:
(1) Financing for various types of housing developments;
(2) What is the spectrum of housing needs and how best to meet them; and
(3) What are the common values citizens of Newton can agree upon and adhere to as we plan for a city that ensures a good future for all its citizens.

 

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