On November 15, 2017, the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) Affordable Housing Committee hosted a brownbag lunch forum to discuss the City of Boston’s new property disposition initiatives and affordable housing loan programs. Co-Chairs Kurt James of KJP and Carol McIver of MassHousing moderated a panel discussion on the Mayor’s plans for the upcoming year under the leadership of Sheila Dillon, Cabinet Chief of Housing and Director the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND).
As a member of Mayor Walsh’s Cabinet, Ms. Dillon advises the Mayor on housing policy, small business development, legislation and neighborhood issues. As DND Director, she oversees the management of the five program divisions within DND, including the Boston Home Center, Neighborhood Housing Development, Office of Business Development, Real Estate Management and Sales and Supportive Housing. This work includes managing a staff of 150 and a budget of $83 million, which includes federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sheila. Dillon was the guest speaker at this event.