Allston Brighton Hosts Community Forum on Student Housing

Allston Brighton Hosts Community Forum on Student Housing

October 2014
Allston Brighton CDC

On Saturday, September 13th over 100 Allston-Brighton residents and community stakeholders came together to engage in a productive and fruitful dialogue around the issues of student housing and institutional expansion. 

The Boston Globe did a write up for the event, please read the story here:

With the valuable insight gained through robust community participation during the breakout sessions, and report back. We have been able to identify four areas to focus on and will be convening work groups in each focus area. These work groups will address the following: Code Enforcement and Quality of LifeBRA Processes and RoleUniversity's Role in Neighborhood Stabilization, and Housing Stabilization Strategies. If you would be interested in participating in one, or more, of these committees-please email  

This solution-based forum was just the first step in a larger community movement to engage residents, community groups and public officials in developing an action plan to mitigate the impacts of institutional expansion and student overcrowding in Allston-Brighton’s residential neighborhoods. It will take advocates, local leadership, and community support to make this campaign a success. Thank you for your partnership.

We are proud to acknowledge all of our partners: Aberdeen-Brighton Residents Association, Allston-Brighton Health  Collaborative, Allston Civic Association, Allston Village Main Streets, The Boston Foundation, Brighton-Allston Historical Society, Brighton Main Streets, Brighton Neighbors United, Chandler Pond Preservation Society, Charlesview, Inc., Friends of the Oak Square Common, Rev. Karen Fritz, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly, Oak Square YMCA, Presentation School Foundation, Inc., the Radnor Neighborhood  Association and the West End House

As well as the offices of: Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City Councilor Mark Ciommo, City Councilor Michelle Wu, State Senator Will Brownberger, State Senator Sal DiDomenico, State Representative Kevin Honan and State Representative Mike Moran
 Thank you and we look forward to your further engagement.