Category Archives: Affordable Housing

THE VIEW FROM THE FRONT ROW: 48 YEARS OF PERMITTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Reflecting on my experiences arising from hundreds (and I mean “hundreds”) of public hearings  involving the permitting of affordable housing across most of eastern Massachusetts (at least 150 communities), one might think I would have a hard time remembering the … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEFINITION CONUNDRUM

Who ends up getting served? The recently released 2011 Household Income Levels for Massachusetts, and the Boston area in particular, have raised significant questions about who is supposed to be helped versus who will actually be helped, based on the … Continue reading

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Inclusionary Housing Bylaws

While 80% of Massachusetts cities and towns voted last November to save 40B, it is clear from my experience that most suburban communities don’t like it and would rather have developers use their own inclusionary bylaws to create affordable housing. … Continue reading

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