CEOs and other business leaders who support the position statement below are welcome to sign on or to send others our way if they want in. Email your name to PBLN Executive Director Andy Tarsy at email@example.com with the exact spelling and title/affiliation that should appear with your name. Inclusion of your individual names and affiliations strengthens the impact of our statement. PBLN President Tom Dretler (President/CEO of Eduventures, Inc.) will offer the statement below and related comments in testimony at a Statehouse hearing on Monday, May 3rd. The rich evidence in support of our decision is cogently laid out on the website of the Coalition to Protect Affordable Housing which we have joined and we urge you to support it also. You can find it at http://www.
Here is the PBLN position statement:
PBLN supports market driven models that lead to the development of affordable housing. We believe such models, including the Massachusetts Chapter 40B Affordable Housing law advance the public interest, are vital to our economy and reflect our values as a society. PBLN opposes the current effort to repeal the Massachusetts Affordable Housing law by ballot initiative petition.
Special thanks to Tom O'Brien (Managing Director, HYM Investments and Chair of the PBLN Housing/Economic Development Working Group) and Sean Sacks (Assistant Vice President of the New Boston Fund Boston and Coordinator of PBLN's Housing/Economic Development Working Group) for your leadership on this issue.
More on this issue Monday from the hearing at the Statehouse...