Legislature Has Hands Full with Housing Bill

Gov. Maura Healey’s signature piece of housing legislation got its first hearing on Beacon Hill last week, a marathon affair that suggested that many of the main battle lines are being drawn over policy, not the bill’s fiscal impacts.

BERDO Turns Up the Heat on Landlords

Boston’s groundbreaking law cutting large buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions is set to gain a set of teeth, but a leading real estate group says the measure could drive up rents and make the affordability crisis worse.

Report: Wu to Seek 6 Percent Rent Cap

Wu administration officials have presented a plan to a commission of tenant activists and real estate industry figures that would see a rent cap return to the city for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Lab Developers, Nonprofits Clash Over Linkage Hike

Nonprofit housing developers said higher fees on development in Boston would help ease the city’s affordability crisis, while commercial developers warned an increase would have the opposite effect by making projects harder to finance.