Returning to “normal” shouldn’t mean skyrocketing rents and home prices. Yet, that’s what we’re seeing happen across the state. It’s time we put the lessons learned over the last two years into practice to fix the housing crisis.
Cambridge’s new Affordable Housing Overlay has had a tremendous and immediate effect on parcels already in nonprofit hands, adding over 400 new units of affordable housing to the pipeline in a year and a half.
I’ve worked on public policy from a variety of standpoints: as a staffer on Capitol Hill, as an advocate and as a business leader. And far too often, I’ve seen well-intentioned efforts fail because of siloed thinking.
As they grapple with one of the worst housing shortages in the country, one of Cape Cod’s top housing advocates is looking for help from a seemingly unusual source.
Legislators have made valuable strides towards tackling our state’s housing crisis with federal pandemic relief money. But more needs to be done. A call to double the allocation for housing production is a good start.
Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu drew sharp distinctions between their campaigns as they faced off Wednesday in the first head-to-head televised debate of the final stretch of Boston’s mayoral contest.
Boston mayoral candidate Andrea Campbell told an audience at an online forum Wednesday that she would remove fully-affordable multifamily developments from the city’s Article 80 approvals process if elected.
With 3,000 units proposed or under development in Everett’s commercial “triangle” district south of Revere Beach Parkway and more to come, readers should be cheering Mayor Carlo DeMaria and other city leaders for setting an example others in Greater Boston should follow.
It is disappointing that House Speaker Ron Mariano and Senate President Karen Spilka aren’t jumping on board with Gov. Charlie Baker’s proposal to plow $1 billion into first-time homebuyer assistance and affordable housing construction.
Calling the state of the nation’s housing stock “dire” and the supply-demand gap “enormous,” the report calls for “a major national commitment to build more housing of all types.”
The kind of small-bore politics and insider political jockeying that have dominated the state political scene for decades – as we’ll see unfold as the gubernatorial race gets going – come at the expense of any real effort to tackle the ongoing housing crisis.
What in the world is going on out in deepest blue Amherst? Plans for two new mixed-used projects in place of tired downtown retail plazas are drawing the ire of long-time residents.
With zoning reforms that he sought for years to accelerate housing production now law, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that failing to spark more production as the state moves past COVID-19 would be a “huge missed opportunity.”
It’s a brief pause on a trajectory of diminishing political pull that is only headed down unless we can rein in the high cost and high hassle of living in Greater Boston
Boston’s suburban office properties often make poor candidates for housing conversion, with their large floorplates and other restrictions, but paradoxically they could offer an excellent opportunity for creating new housing.
Nearly equal shares of Boston voters strongly support ways to fix the region’s housing crisis that many developers might say are at cross-purposes: rent control and promoting more housing development.
A new poll sponsored by WBUR and the Dorchester Reporter newspaper puts at-large City Councilor Michelle Wu in pole position as the Boston mayoral race officially opens.
The greatest innovation in housing is not any specific material, system or assembly. It’s the rapidly growing movement to continually define and consistently deliver future housing.