State lawmakers propose sweeping changes to stem MA housing crisis
Building more dwellings is a key part of any solution to the state’s high housing costs. A large-scale, $400 million-$500 million investment in direct support for existing state programs that support the construction of rental housing and homes for sale would expand the local housing stock — while also giving the state greater sway over the production of affordable and workforce-appropriate housing.
Boston 25 News • October 5, 2021
‘Trickle down’ affordable housing in NYC is a fail; don’t force it on Soho, Noho and Chinatown
According to the supply/demand theory, these 10 neighborhoods should line up neatly with those with the most new housing produced, with the increased supply bringing prices down. But in fact, eight of the 10 best neighborhoods for affordable buys are in the bottom half of the city’s community districts for housing production; two of the 10 are actually at the very bottom of the city’s list for neighborhoods that have added new housing.
The Village Sun • October 6, 2021
Should Rhode Island spend $500M on affordable housing?
The concept is big. Affordable housing advocates in Rhode Island are proposing spending nearly half of the state’s $1.1 billion of federal pandemic recovery funds from the American Rescue Plan to tackle the pressing issue.
Go Local Prov • October 4, 2021