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The Future of Housing in Amherst: Implications for older adults, families, and students
Thursday, September 2, 2021, 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
Social and Cultural
The Future of Housing in Amherst: Why You May Not Be Able to Afford to Live Here – September 2 from 4:00-5:30 pm.
The Town and the University continue to pursue policies that create changes in who can live in this community and at what cost. John Hornik will discuss changes in Amherst housing over the past 20 years, why those trends can be expected to continue, and what the implications are for older adults, families with children, and students.
John Hornik: Throughout his career John has held a wide range of professional positions in academia, state mental health authorities (NY and MA), and private consulting groups. Among many research projects, he led a HUD-funded study of strategies for improving homeless people’s access to mainstream benefits and service and two CMHS-funded studies of supported housing and homeless families.
Since retirement, John served as a member of Town Meeting and a member of the town’s Housing and Sheltering Committee. He was a member and president of the Department of Mental Health Western Massachusetts Citizens Advisory Board. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Amherst Municipal Affordable Housing Trust, which he now chairs.