Innovative Stable Housing Initiative Hosting ‘Idea Incubator’ Event

Sep 11, 2019

The Innovative Stable Housing Initiative (ISHI) is a pilot project funded by Boston Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital as part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need Community Health Initiative. The ISHI Upstream Fund resources support ideas that will make lasting changes in policies or systems to help residents find safe and healthy housing and help residents at risk of losing their home/apartment/housing.

Join Health Resources in Action in shaping a process that will give out almost $900,000 in grants to support housing policy and systems change in Boston.

September 28th
10AM – 2PM
Bruce Bolling Building
2300 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA

Grant dollars could support organizing and policy change around the following upstream issues: anti-displacement, tenant protections, community control of land, and asset building in historically disenfranchised communities.

Lunch will be provided.

All are welcome!

Examples of policies that impact a housing development or the city or state to make housing more stable or affordable include the following:

  • Policies to increase community control over land use and development through changes to planning and zoning policies and practices

  • Policies to increase renter and homeowner protections to maintain and expand long-term access to affordable housing

Total Grant Funds: $927,800 over three years

Award Amount: TBD

Application Deadline: TBD

Questions? Please contact Jamiah Tappin, Health Resources in Action,