Posted inOpinion, Transportation

Transit equity has a housing component

ACCESS TO GOOD TRANSPORTATION is the cornerstone of a strong, thriving community. Municipal planners encourage this kind of smart growth which, in addition to combating urban sprawl, stimulates community reinvestment and brings vibrancy to neighborhoods. Market-rate real estate developers see the value in locating residential and mixed-use developments near transit.  Neighborhoods where residents are close […]

Posted inOpinion

Affordable housing at risk

Solving the Massachusetts affordable housing crisis will not be possible unless we preserve existing housing as well as produce new homes.  Given the housing production constraints Massachusetts faces, losing even one unit of our current affordable housing stock strains an already-overburdened system.  Massachusetts is on the verge of losing thousands of units of affordable housing […]