Creating Affordable Housing in Somerville – An Estate Plan Option

Monday, November 157:00—8:00 PMZoom
West Branch AtriumWest Branch 40 College Ave, Somerville, MA, 02144

Affordable housing is a major issue in the Somerville area, as demand far exceeds the supply. Join us for a conversation with local homeowner Paul Fallon and Just A Start's Executive Director Carl Nagy-Koechlin about the role estate planning can play in the creation of new affordable housing. Their story was featured in a Boston Globe article in April 2021.

We'll discuss

  • the Boston-area housing crisis
  • how real estate bequests can become affordable housing
  • how to partner with a nonprofit to convert a home to affordable housing
  • "Dos" and "Don'ts" of estate planning

Carl Nagy-Koechlin is the Executive Director of Just A Start, a non-profit dedicated to promoting equity by creating access to stable housing and building pathways to economic opportunity.

Paul Fallon is an architect, writer and local homeowner who bequeathed his multi-family home in Cambridge to Just A Start, opening the door to affordable home ownership.

This event will take place in person at the West Branch Library and be simultaneously available to view over Zoom. Please register for this event and note your preferred mode of attendance.

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