BOSTON- More than 250 affordable housing providers, funders, advocates and supporters joined Preservation of Affordable Housing for a discussion about the future of affordable housing as part of POAH’s 15th year anniversary celebration at the Atlantic Wharf Building in Boston on Sept. 28.
Sarah Rosen Wartell, President of the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. delivered the keynote speech: “Mobility and Place: Why Neighborhoods Matter to Opportunity” followed by a town hall discussion about “Housing and Community Development in the Next Administration” led by Chris Estes, President & CEO, National Housing Conference. The day's events were kicked off by POAH President and CEO Aaron Gornstein and Board Chair Herbert Morse and the Town Hall was moderated by POAH Board member Reese Fayde.
POAH also announced the establishment of the Amy Anthony College Savings Program, named for the former president and founding board member. The fund will seed the college savings accounts of youth ages 4-9 through Fidelity’s National 529 College Savings Plan.
Since its founding in 2001, POAH has built or rescued nearly 9,000 affordable rental apartments in 9 states and the District of Columbia. The event ended with a reception in the Boston Society of Architects gallery.