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A housing market out of reach for residents
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A housing market out of reach for residents
Legislation currently under consideration in the Massachusetts State House would provide new overtime protections or strengthen current protections for 435,000 salaried workers across the state, approximately 330,000 more than similar federal legislation proposed by the Trump administration, according to a report released last week by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.
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Housing advocates discuss crisis solutions
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Housing advocates discuss crisis solutions
At a meeting held by JP Progressives Monday night, local advocates for fair housing discussed Boston’s housing crisis and what they can do to fix it.
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Opinion
After 51 years, fair housing still an unfinished journey
Fifty-one years ago this month, the Fair Housing Act was enacted to ensure that housing discrimination was illegal. Yet just days before the annual observance of Fair Housing Month began, headline news articles reminded the nation that housing discrimination still exists.
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Mayor budgets $6.4m in addtl. housing funds
The city of Boston has proposed an additional $6.4 million investment in housing in the fiscal year 2020 in order to combat chronic homelessness, Mayor Martin Walsh announced last week.
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In The News: Bethany Serota
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In The News: Bethany Serota
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Bethany Serota as deputy director of the Mayor’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity.
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Boston sees profound political changes in ’18
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Boston sees profound political changes in ’18
The year 2018 brought in sweeping political changes in Boston, mirroring a surge of progressive electoral activism that propelled left-of-center women of color — including Boston’s own Ayanna Pressley — into the national spotlight and into congress.
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Concerns, ideas aired at gentrification hearing
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Concerns, ideas aired at gentrification hearing
At a Boston City Council hearing on gentrification and displacement in Roxbury last week, city officials listened and responded to residents’ demands for solutions on keeping housing affordable and accessible.
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City releases data on 54,247 income-restricted units in Boston
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City releases data on 54,247 income-restricted units in Boston
Mayor Martin Walsh has released the city’s first affordable housing report, detailing Boston’s 54,247 income-restricted housing units.
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Highland Park development plans approved
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Highland Park development plans approved
City officials have announced the three developers who will build 38 mixed-income, energy-efficient housing units on 25 parcels of public land in Highland Park.
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Opinion
Debt and rising home costs continue to defer homeownership
Whatever happened to the American Dream of owning a home and giving your children a better life than you experienced as a child? Is this ‘dream’ being deferred or denied? The stark reality is that between the rising cost of college and the equally rising costs of homeownership, much of the country that works for a living is in a financial catch-22.
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Opinion
How we’re creating more affordable housing
As Boston grows, we must keep our focus on the families and communities that make our city the diverse, welcoming and world-class place it is. To do that, residents must be able to afford to live here in the city they love, families must be able to grow, and young people must be able to make our city their home.
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New goals for city-owned land
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New goals for city-owned land
Developers wishing to build on city-owned land will now be required to outline the steps they will take to ensure people of color and women obtain jobs, contracts and an equity stake in the projects they intend to build, under new guidelines released last week by the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
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