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Dorchester development sparks debate
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Dorchester development sparks debate
The 1,300-space parking lot is now a site of competing visions for Dorchester as residents struggle over its future. The conflict has exposed neighborhood divisions along racial and class lines and stoked tensions between homeowners and renters.
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BPDA approves Suffolk Downs development
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BPDA approves Suffolk Downs development
The Boston Planning and Development Agency voted unanimously on Sept. 25 in favor of HYM Investment’s plan for the former Suffolk Downs racetrack, paving the way for one of the largest housing development projects in Boston’s history.
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Activists seek affordability at Suffolk Downs
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Activists seek affordability at Suffolk Downs
Just days before a Boston Planning and Development Agency vote on plans to develop housing at the former Suffolk Downs race track, a coalition called the People United in East Boston for Liberating and Organizing (PUEBLO), of which City Life/Vida Urbana is a member, protested at the site.
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Why is fair housing still a distant journey for Black America?
Public pressure to restore a key HUD rule has united civil rights and public and private sector stakeholders in a swelling and nearly daily drumbeat of concern calling for fair housing to be supported and HUD’s replacement rule be rescinded.
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Dorchester affordable housing project underway
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Dorchester affordable housing project underway
A new affordable housing project is underway in Dorchester, set for completion in summer 2021. The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC) broke ground in December after five years of gathering resources for the 80-unit, mixed-use space.
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Housing activists push for return of rent control
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Housing activists push for return of rent control
Nearly 26 years after a ballot initiative banned rent control statewide, voters may soon have a chance to reconsider.
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Mayor, counselors take transfer tax to legislature
To say that Shameeka Moreno found an affordable home in the nick of time would be an understatement. The Roxbury mother had been homeless twice before, and she was facing displacement for a third time. Thankfully, she managed to settle into a low-cost apartment.
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Housing activists react to mayor’s plans
Mayor Martin Walsh announced transformative new plans for housing on Tuesday night, pledging $500 million over the course of five years to ensure liveability and curb inequity.
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Council reviews Inclusionary Development
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Council reviews Inclusionary Development
City Councilors and other city officials are considering updates to Boston’s Inclusionary Development Policy in order to make affordable housing more accessible throughout the city.
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More than 700 applications for 39 affordable units
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More than 700 applications for 39 affordable units
Housing seekers are applying in droves to be entered in a lottery for 39 income-restricted units at Madison Melnea Cass Apartments, a project by Madison Park Development Corporation, as they battle rising rents in Boston.
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Councilors seek tax on speculators
Boston City Councilors Lydia Edwards and Kim Janey have proposed a home rule petition that would apply a transfer fee to real estate transactions, in order to discourage speculation.
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New housing opens in Hyde Park
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New housing opens in Hyde Park
It took the Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation more than 20 years to see its 27-unit all-affordable housing building through to completion, so when Mayor Martin Walsh and leadership from the organization cut the ribbon on the development last Thursday, it was a big deal.
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