The most comprehensive database of Massachusetts’ affordable housing inventory spotlights the use of age-restricted housing to maintain racial segregation, its creators say.
One day from his deadline to act, with his proposed changes to the bill already adopted or rejected and his departure from office nearing, Baker is weighing his legacy.
The process for approving new housing development in communities across Massachusetts is “skewed toward an older, white population with the greatest interest in obstructing new development,” according to a new report assembled by two Boston University researchers and released Wednesday by The Boston Foundation.
Gentrification across Boston has created a significant shortage of affordable housing, in particular rentals that are too often beyond the reach of so many – especially young people of color.
Supporters hailed the Tenement House Act of 1912 as a way to stop the spread of working-class triple-decker homes as new transportation options opened the suburbs to
Racial segregation was not the byproduct of urban planning; it was, in many cases, its intention. The effect was and still is devastating.