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Developer tapped for Crescent parcel
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Developer tapped for Crescent parcel
Roxbury’s long-vacant ‘Crescent Parcel’ is set to be transformed with new housing units, green space and new church parish space as the city’s development agency moves forward with one of several plans proposed this past spring.
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Activists seek protections for renters, landlords
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Activists seek protections for renters, landlords
Gathering just over a year after the state’s eviction moratorium expired, advocates from the statewide Homes For All Massachusetts coalition met in front of the Statehouse Thursday to call on legislators to pass a bill designed to protect Massachusetts residents from evictions and foreclosures.
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Hyde Square Task Force taps developer for Blessed Sacrament
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Hyde Square Task Force taps developer for Blessed Sacrament
After standing empty for more than a decade, the Blessed Sacrament Church in Jamaica Plain will finally open its doors once again — this time to residents rather than parishioners.
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Elected officials call for federal housing relief
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Elected officials call for federal housing relief
Massachusetts elected officials gathered Wednesday to advocate for the inclusion of funds for housing-related provisions in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better reconciliation bill.
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JPNDC rehabilitates Lorenzo Pitts affordable housing units
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JPNDC rehabilitates Lorenzo Pitts affordable housing units
More than 200 units of income-restricted housing across Roxbury and parts of Dorchester will be kept affordable, according to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC).
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City seeks developer for Chinatown parcel
A parcel of vacant, publicly owned land in Chinatown leaves local community organizers hopeful for what they say is much needed housing and community space.
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Chinatown Land Trust acquires first row house
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Chinatown Land Trust acquires first row house
Meidan Lin didn’t expect to find a home for her family of four quite so soon. Waiting lists for affordable housing in Boston can take years, and winning lotteries for affordable homeownership can be like, well, winning the lottery.
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Mayoral candidates advance ideas on Boston’s housing crisis
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Mayoral candidates advance ideas on Boston’s housing crisis
In a June poll from Suffolk University and The Boston Globe, respondents selected housing as the most important issue that would affect their vote for mayor.
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Elderly housing opens in Four Corners area
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Elderly housing opens in Four Corners area
Last week, acting Mayor Kim Janey joined city officials, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Michael Kenneally and staff from the affordable housing nonprofit Hearth to cut the ribbon on a 54-unit, low-income elderly housing building in Dorchester.
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America faces a housing crisis
According to a report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, throughout the country, many rising housing costs are attributable to shrinking housing inventory that favors consumers wealthy enough to make cash offers on homes or those with savings substantial enough to cover both down payments and closing costs.
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Will Biden’s plan help housing?
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Will Biden’s plan help housing?
While the selected communities await expanded affordable housing in their respective locales, the rest of the nation awaits congressional action on President Biden’s goal of improving housing infrastructure as announced in his American Jobs Plan.
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Renters struggle with displacement
The city of Boston’s initiatives to increase income-restricted housing have provided affordable spots, especially important during a time where job loss can mean missing rent payments and subsequent eviction. But displacement still persists, and the city is working to keep struggling residents in their homes.
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