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Councilors, advocates press mayor on affordable housing
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Councilors, advocates press mayor on affordable housing
Last week, affordable housing advocates came together to demand that the city take action on the lack of affordable housing across Boston, calling on the Wu administration to increase the amount of affordable rental units, hold developers accountable for their affordable housing agreements and create affordable homeownership opportunities for city residents.
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Lab space, affordable housing for parcel over Mass Pike
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Lab space, affordable housing for parcel over Mass Pike
Seven years after being selected by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and having development halted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Peebles Corporation is finally moving forward on its plans to develop an air rights parcel over the Mass Pike in Boston’s Back Bay.
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Housing activists seek to expand land trusts
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Housing activists seek to expand land trusts
Last week, tenant organizers celebrating the acquisition of a multifamily home by the Boston Neighborhood Community Land Trust came together to announce that their work is not done — they are now asking that city and state officials use federal ARPA funds to continue purchasing area homes to be preserved as permanent affordable housing.
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Does the BPDA have a vision for Boston’s future?
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Does the BPDA have a vision for Boston’s future?
Major real estate development projects are moving forward before Mayor Michelle Wu has made good on her campaign promise to break apart the Boston Planning and Development agency, separating the city’s planning function from the agency, which manages the approval process for large real estate projects.
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Wu: production alone won’t bring down rents
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Wu: production alone won’t bring down rents
Mayor Michelle Wu says her administration is exploring ways to increase affordable housing production.
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JPNDC project stirs community opposition
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JPNDC project stirs community opposition
As plans to develop housing for seniors and families on Cheney Street in Grove Hall move forward, some residents continue to express concerns about the impact of the new properties on the neighborhood.
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Opinion
Pass the HERO Act
In Massachusetts, the crises of climate change and affordable housing continue to substantially worsen.
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Tenants demonstrate against displacement
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Tenants demonstrate against displacement
As bitter cold swept through Boston on Valentine’s Day, tenants and housing rights activists came together to show their love for one another outside the SoMa at the T apartment complex in Mattapan, bearing signs and wearing multiple layers.
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A solution that won’t help Boston’s housing crisis
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Editorial
A solution that won’t help Boston’s housing crisis
Unfortunately, the policy of cutting construction costs by reducing parking will damage the value of the property of homeowners in the area. Ironically, people with limited income might find it more difficult to solve their parking problem.
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Local News
Parking no longer required for affordable units
Mayor Michelle Wu signed an amendment to the Boston Zoning Code last week that eliminates minimum off-street parking requirements for affordable housing developments.
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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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