Boston’s centric boom hurts those caught in the middle

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By Drake Pena | Boston Agent Magazine In many parts of Beantown, real estate is booming. Despite that, many of Boston’s middle-class residents are finding it harder and harder to seek out affordable places to live, according to a recent Boston Globe article. “Nobody has figured out how to build housing the middle class can afford,” said […]

Housing boom isn’t hitting Boston suburbs

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By Tim Logan | Globe Staff These are boom times for building in Greater Boston. But really only in parts of it. The epic surge in housing construction that is reshaping Boston and some of its immediate neighbors is largely bypassing many suburbs and the smaller cities that ring the region. And that, industry specialists […]

The Rent Is Too Damn High

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In honor of the launch of WGBH’s series on housing in Massachusetts, Block By Block, Boston Public Radio took a look at home ownership in our state. As housing costs surge and the economic landscape changes, how will the working and middle class keep up? GUESTS: Barry Bluestone Expert on housing, economic development and public […]

US housing crunch: The price isn’t right

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By Jessica Mendoza | The Christian Science Monitor Anna Slavicek refuses to leave the Mission. As escalating housing costs drive her fellow teachers out of San Francisco, Ms. Slavicek stays put, determined to remain in the historic neighborhood where she has lived and taught for 22 years. To make rent, she shares a two-bedroom apartment with two […]

Are Boston Rents Slowing?

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A new housing report from real estate firm REIS says monthly rents in Boston increased by just .1 percent in the first quarter of this year. After five years of increases, the slowdown appears to be good news. Yet, the average apartment in Greater Boston still rents for over $2,000 a month. It turns out, if you […]

This City Wants to Create a Village for Millennials

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By Kerry Close | Money In Boston, it takes a village to cope with pesky millennials. While students and young professionals between the ages of 20 and 34 have increased the city’s economic prosperity, they’ve also driven up real estate prices by 95% between 2009 and 2015, a new report from a Massachusetts State Senate committee argues. […]

‘Millennial Villages’ for YoPros Are Now Mass. Legislature Approved

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By Alex E. Weaver | BostInno What do you do when a city’s Millennial population is booming so much that their housing needs are not only becoming prohibitive for them, but for other working families as well? In Boston, you might build a bunch of tiny apartments centered around shared, common space and call them “Millennial Villages.” […]

Report urges housing reform in Mass.

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By Katie Lannan Arguing for the need for a “revolution in housing production” to keep pace with demand, a report released this week by a Senate committee recommends 19 proposals taking aim at everything from foreclosures, gentrification, homelessness, preservation and rehabilitation, production, public housing, support services, zoning and housing models. Along with support for housing-related […]

Mass. Senate Committee Crafts Plan To Address Housing ‘Crisis’

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By Simón Rios | WBUR A special committee of the state Senate is calling for action on a slate of issues that add up to what they say is a housing crisis facing Massachusetts. “Across the commonwealth, low rates of housing production have not kept pace with population growth and need,” said state Sen. Linda Dorcena-Forry. The Democrat, […]

Senate panel recommends “Millennial Villages” and other housing reforms

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By Katie Lannan | State House News Service Arguing the need for a “revolution in housing production” to keep pace with demand, a report released Thursday by a Senate committee recommends 19 proposals taking aim at everything from foreclosures, gentrification, homelessness, preservation and rehabilitation, production, public housing, support services, zoning and housing models. Along with support […]

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