Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center, said they expect housing inventory to increase this spring, as buyers continue to bid above asking prices for months.
By Chris Burrell The number of homeless families being sheltered in motels paid for by the state has soared to a record-setting 2,038, an increase of 66 percent statewide since May. State officials promised in January to phase out the controversial practice of putting homeless families in local motels when shelters are full, but the […]
IN THE continuing debate over no-parking housing in Boston, Stanley Spiegel’s Oct. 11 letter cites my research at Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy but draws precisely the wrong conclusion from our work (“Even with nearby transit options, car keys will be jingling”). The research found that in half of neighborhoods newly served by transit, […]
By Paul McMorrow Scores of homeowners remain stuck in the foreclosure morass, haggling with banks and fighting to stave off eviction in the housing bubble’s long hangover. For those not battling banks over soured mortgages, though, the foreclosure crisis has passed. It’s been replaced by a familiar malady: Greater Boston’s longstanding housing affordability crunch. According to […]