Equal access to affordable, quality housing is among the most pressing issues facing cities, especially inner cities, across the country. Springfield, the urban hub of our local metropolitan area, has some of the lowest home ownership rates and most segregated housing in the state. This panel brings together local leaders working to increase housing access, stabilize neighborhoods and increase access to wealth in Springfield.
• Geraldine McCafferty, Springfield housing director
• Meris Bergquest, executive director, Massachusetts Fair Housing Center
• RuthAnn Stutts, deputy director, Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services
This panel is coordinated by Fred Rose, an instructor at the Center for Public Policy and Administration and co-director of the Wellspring Collaborative, a community development project creating worker-owned companies that provide living-wage jobs in Springfield.