Champions of Housing honors leaders in our community who share our passion and commitment to ensuring that everyone in Greater Boston has a place to call home. The 2021 event was held on November 4 and Co-chaired by Melissa Fish-Crane and Karen Fish-Will of Peabody Properties, Inc.

FES participant, Denisse Tejada (bottom center), spoke about her experiences and how Metro Housing helped her achieve economic security.

The 2021 Champions of Housing honorees were:

Champions Award
Joe Rettman - President of NEI General Contracting (Bottom right)

Lowell L. Richards III Award
Chrystal Kornegay - Executive Director of MassHousing (Bottom left)

COVID-19 Response Award
Brendan Goodwin - Senior Housing Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Formerly of MA Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD). (Top right)

Rising Star Awards
Teronda Ellis - Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (Top center)

Alexander Train - Director, Housing and Community Development Department for the City of Chelsea (Top left)

To view the entire Champions of Housing event, please click HERE.

For a complete of this year's sponsors, please click HERE.