Posted inHousing, State Government

Housing activists look to bond bill for funding, possible transfer fee

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE IT’S NOW eight months into Gov. Maura Healey’s administration and the wait continues for major proposals from the Corner Office to address perhaps the governor’s signature issue: housing affordability and production. Some people in the advocacy world feel that’s going to change soon, and want the governor to “go big” to […]

Posted inHousing, Immigration

Healey calls in National Guard to aid shelter effort

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE FACING A STEADY influx of migrants from other countries, Gov. Maura Healey on Thursday activated up to 250 National Guard members to provide basic services at emergency shelter hotels. Healey’s office announced the move Thursday afternoon, saying that her new executive order applies to locations that do not have a contracted […]