Senator Lewis to Host Community Conversation about Housing

BOSTON—State Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce that he will be convening a Community Conversation to discuss housing challenges and solutions in Massachusetts. This conversation will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the affordable housing crisis facing the Greater Boston region, to discuss solutions that can be pursued at the local and state levels, and to ask questions of the expert panelists.

Community Conversation: Housing Challenges and Solutions in Massachusetts will take place virtually on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The event will be live-streamed on the Senator’s YouTube channel ( and a recording will also be available after the event.

The Community Conversation will begin with a keynote address from Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Livable Communities, Ed Augustus, who was recently named to this newly created position by Governor Maura Healey. He will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Senator Lewis. The panel of experts will include: Laura Rosi, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of Housing Families; Matt Noyes, Director of Public Policy for the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA); and Alex Pratt, Deputy Director of Housing and Community Development for the City of Malden’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development.

There will be ample opportunity for attendees to provide feedback and ask questions of Senator Lewis and the panelists. 

If you have any questions about this event or need further details, please contact the Office of Senator Lewis at or (617) 722-1206. All are welcome to attend

Previous Community Conversations hosted by Senator Lewis have addressed a wide range of timely topics, including racial justice; public education; reproductive healthcare; climate change and environmental sustainability; early education and childcare; public transportation; small business and entrepreneurship; challenges facing senior citizens and caregivers; supporting our veterans; and mental health and addiction.