Join our co-chairs, Melissa Fish-Crane and Karen Fish-Will of Peabody Properties, Inc., for Champions of Housing, as we honor leaders who share our passion and commitment to ensuring that everyone in Greater Boston has a place to call home. This year’s live and virtual experience will be held on Thursday, November 4 at 5:30 PM and will raise funds to support our privately funded social services that assist families and individuals find and keep safe, affordable housing.
Our 2021 Honorees are:
  • Housing Champion: Joe Rettman - President, NEI
  • Lowell L. Richards, III Award: Chrystal Kornegay - Executive Director MassHousing
  • Rising Star Award: Teronda Ellis - Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Plain NDC
  • Rising Star Award: Alexander Train - Director, Department of Housing and Community Development, City of Chelsea
  • Covid-19 Response Award: Brendan Goodwin - Director, Division of Rental Assistance, Department of Housing and Community Development
As our communities begin to slowly emerge from the impacts of the pandemic, we need your help – now more than ever – to provide support and services for families and individuals moving along the pathway from homelessness to housing stability to economic security.
For more information about Champions of Housing, please contact Carla S. Beaudoin at 617-425-6679 or
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