You're Invited to CHAPA's 51st Annual Dinner - December 4, 2018

Citizens' Housing and Planning Association is proud to celebrate 51 years of expanding opportunities for everyone in Massachusetts to have a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home.

We invite you to join us on December 4th, 2018 to celebrate our shared accomplishments and opportunities for continued collaboration together!

For more information, including sponsorship levels and ticket prices, visit CHAPA's 51st Annual Dinner event page. Purchase tickets by October 29th for the early bird rate.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

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2018 Award Winners

Community Service Award
Harborlight Community Partners

Andrew DeFranza has served as the Executive Director of Harborlight Community Partners (HCP) since 2007 and has been in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector for the last 19 years, in both New England and the upper Mid West. Prior to leading HCP, Andrew was the Executive Director of a homelessness organization in Milwaukee.

Andrew remains passionately dedicated to creating housing for all, while challenging the systems that construct barriers to affordable housing development.

Community Engagement Award
Homes for Families

Nilaya Montalvo is currently the Deputy Director at Homes for Families. She has over 10 years of experience in community organizing and leadership development work. She joined Homes for Families as a community organizer and facilitator and has since trained hundreds of families on the importance of understanding and influencing policies and practices, raising awareness, community organizing, the role of local government, and advocating as agents of change.

Nilaya is deeply invested in the mission of ending poverty, violence, homelessness and moving towards a fair and just global community.

Emerging Leader Award
City of Boston, Community Preservation Program

Thadine Brown is the first Director of Community Relations for Boston's Community Preservation program. She served as Treasurer for the successful Yes for a Better Boston ballot campaign to bring the Community Preservation Act to Boston in 2016. Thadine has also served on the board of the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) since 2009 and currently serves as Vice President of the Board.

Thadine is committed to bringing residents into the neighborhood planning process to ensure that investments further each community's vision and expand opportunities for more people to have stable and affordable homes.

2018 Partners

Thank you for supporting CHAPA in advocating for opportunity, expanding access to housing, and developing the field. Together, we continue to encourage the production and preservation of homes that are affordable to low- and moderate-income people and foster diverse, sustainable communities through planning and community development.

We couldn't be more grateful to have so many dedicated partners who share our belief that everyone deserves a safe, healthy, and affordable place to call home.

Learn more about becoming a 2018 CHAPA Partner on our website.
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