“A New Lease” Film Premier and “Diversity and Affordable Housing in Brookline” Panel Discussion Start:


April 12, 2018


Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

On April 12th, there will be a premiere film screening and panel discussion about affordable housing and diversity in Brookline on Thursday April 12 at 7:00 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.


A New Lease, a short film by Brookline resident Aynsley Floyd, profiles three families who live in Brookline’s new affordable housing property at 86 Dummer Street completed in 2015. 86 Dummer is the largest permanently affordable housing property built in Brookline in more than 35 years. The families describe their reasons for pursuing residence in Brookline and how their lives have changed.


Following the film screening, the sponsoring organizations will host a panel discussion moderated by David Trietsch, Board Chair of the Brookline Housing Authority.


Panelists & Participants include:

Heather Hamilton, Brookline Select Board Member

Kathy Bisbee, Executive Director, Brookline Interactive Group

Adam Tanaka, urbanist, Phd candidate, and educator, Harvard University

David Trietsch, Chairman, Brookline Housing Authority (moderator)

Dwaign Tyndal, civil rights-community development professional, representing Brookline Commission for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations

Ginny Vaz, community leader and BHA resident

Ken Willis, Director of Housing and Community Investment, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Commun. Org. & Planning