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Foundation for Growth blog

Part of an initiative to promote polices that will allow us to build housing, grow economy
January 14, 2015

logo(The Foundation for Growth is an initiative by MHP to promote polices that will allow communities to build more housing so the Commonwealth can better sustain and grow its economy. Through ongoing discussion and analysis, the initative's goals are to show how our chronic shortage of housing hinders our economy, what are the costs and benefits of increased housing production and what polices and strategies are needed to achieve housing and economic growth. For the latest, go to www.massgrowth.net.)

Latest blog entries

Report refutes brain drain but gives housing short shrift (NEW)

MHP report uses innovation economy to make case for new housing policies  (Dec. 29, 2014)

Median income earners struggling to buy homes (Dec. 12, 2014)

Spotlight on young adults trying to make it in Boston (Dec. 4, 2014)

Retiring boomers threaten to short-circuit state's growth (Oct. 9, 2014)

In their own words: Jacobson on why housing growth matters (Sept. 30, 2014)

Seattle: Growth push runs headlong into residents  (Sept. 17, 2014)

South Shore begins effort to develop new economic strategy (Sept. 15, 2014)

Yglesias blames blue state exodus on housing supply (Sept. 8, 2014)

Study shows how transportation can mitigate housing costs (Sept. 2, 2014)

Tysons Corner pushing density, community at T stops  (Aug. 28, 2014)

Report: More long-distance movers driven by housing costs  (Aug. 7, 2014)

Woman's flight from Somerville to Texas speaks volumes about affordability  (July 28, 2014)

Study shows why Boston's costs could chase away work force (July 16, 2014)

Migration patterns show this generation digs density (July 15, 2014)

Report debates pros, cons of Boston's pricey micro units (June 12, 2014)

Londonderry: New model for suburban growth (April 3, 2014)

WBUR report debates impact of micro units (March 20, 2014)

Strengths & limits of depending on innovation ecomomy (March 5, 2014)

Analysis & study

Housing supply & economic prosperity NEW

A presentation by MHP Executive Director Clark Ziegler on the economic impacts of our declining housing production.

White_paperAction on housing key to state's propserity

A white paper by MHP Executive Director Clark Ziegler analyzes why Massachusetts has struggled to compete with the rest of the U.S. and what reforms we can make in our housing, zoning and funding polices to build more housing and ensure our economic prosperity.

More studies on housing and economic growth

Visit our library for more studies by MHP, and other state and national organizations on the relationship between housing and economic growth.


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