Since its founding in 1999, the Dukakis Center has been deeply involved in research and policy on housing, believing that providing decent housing for all at prices they can afford is not only a moral responsibility but an economic necessity if the region is to retain its talent pool. The Center’s housing work includes an annual Housing Report Card.
This Housing Report Card explores shifting demographics and the ripple effects of other trends that reach the realm of housing.
Explores the costs of developing housing in Massachusetts and the barriers that developers face in building new affordable housing for middle-income households.
Explores Greater Boston's third demographic revolution and its effect on housing prices.
Includes a new analysis of local zoning regulations in light of zoning's critical role in multifamily housing development.
Ten years since the first Report Card, the authors argue that the types and locations of housing we need are changing.
The eighth Report Card concludes that solving the housing crisis is key to turning the economy around.
This year's Report Card features a new assessment of the impact the region’s student population has on the rental market.
Subtitled "Positioning Boston in a Post-Crisis World," this Report Card examines the local effects of the national recession.
The 2008 Report Card is both a call to action and a sobering record of runaway housing prices and constricted supply.
Reveals a fairly stable housing market despite rising interest rates, a declining population, and a relatively weak economy.
Background information on and reports published by the Commonwealth Housing Task Force (CHTF).
The 2004 update to the Report Card highlights increasing housing production in the region.
The second Report Card shows rents modestly declining as home sale prices continue to rise rapidly.
The first assessment of the progress toward goals outlined in A New Paradigm for Housing in Greater Boston.