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35th Annual Legislative Information Day

Thursday, April 13, 2017

State House, Boston

Click here to view photos from this years Legislative Day

The Massachusetts Chapter of NAHRO will have its 35th Annual Legislative Information Day at the State House in Boston on Thursday, April 13, 2017, hosted by House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing, Representative Kevin Honan. The agenda for the day will include the following:

 


  • An update on the implementation and funding for the new Public Housing Reform Law, Ch. 235;
  • Legislative priorities for the 2017‑18 session of the Massachusetts Legislature;
  • Funding priorities in the fiscal 2018 state budget;
  • The impact of program cuts on public housing, rental assistance and supportive services.
  • The need for a new housing bond authorization bill.

All legislators are invited to attend the event beginning with coffee and continental breakfast at 9:30 AM at the Grand Staircase followed by a Public Briefing at 10:00 AM. Delegates will make individual office visits between 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. The formal program will end after the speaking program and lunch, featuring the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Housing and the legislative leadership,  in the Great Hall beginning at 12:15 PM until 2:00 PM.

Confirmed Speakers:

Legislative Hosts

  • Senator Joseph A. Boncore, Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Housing
  • Representative Kevin G. Honan, House Chair, Joint Committee on Housing

Legislative Leadership

  • Senator Harriette L. Chandler, Senate Majority Leader
  • Senator Marc R. Pacheco, Senate President Pro Tempore
  • Representative Patricia A. Haddad, House Speaker Pro Tempore
  • Representative Bradley H. Jones, House Minority Leader

Contact your legislators and encourage them to attend and to arrange a brief visit in their offices before or after lunch. 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:15 AM 

 Registration (outside Great Hall)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 

 Coffee & Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM  Public Briefing (Grand Staircase)
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Office Visits by MassNAHRO Members
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM  Speaking Program (Great Hall)
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM  Lunch (Great Hall)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   Office Visits by MassNAHRO Members
Registration


Senate President Stan Rosenberg (left) and House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Housing, Representative Kevin Honan (right) addressing MassNAHRO delagates.