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December

30

2021

Banker & Tradesman
Editorial: Draft multifamily transit regs draw praise

Following the release of draft regulations for a new law that requires as-of-right multifamily zoning near MBTA stations, Banker & Tradesman published an editorial praising lawmakers, state officials and the Baker Administration for working to issue regulations that could generate significant housing development near transit.

December

30

2021

Boston Globe » Jon Gorey
Policy: The case against single-family zoning

In a think piece for the Boston Globe real estate section, correspondent Jon Gorey talks to experts who argue that if single-family zoning prevents the development of condos, town homes and apartments, its elimination would be one way to be better able build multifamily housing and address our housing shortage.

December

29

2021

Shelterforce » Brandon Duong
Messaging: Shifting the affordable housing narrative

Just as advocates for domestic workers used two feature films to address stereotypes as part of a campaign to win better working conditions, so too can housing advocates use culture and the arts to shift away from deeply ingrained narratives such as personal failure being the root cause of housing insecurity.

December

1

2021

Cape Cod Chronicle » William F. Galvin
Cape: Harwich asked to support Orleans housing

ORLEANS --- As part of its bid to redevelop the former Cape Cod 5 headquarters into 62 mixed-income apartments, Pennrose LLC has asked neighboring Harwich to contribute $100,000 in local funds to the project. The request is not unusual as Pennrose received local funds from Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet when it built Nauset Green, a 65-unit affordable housing development in Eastham.

November

23

2021

Boston Globe » Ayanna Pressley, Lydia Lowe & Denise Matthews-Turner
Opinion: Stable housing = economic stability

Wall Street got bailed out after foreclosure crisis. This time, federal measures like Build Back Better and a state proposal to give tenants and non-profits a chance to preserve affordability and prevent displacement are ideas that can keep people in their homes and "repair the generations of hurt, harm, and policy violence inflicted on our most vulnerable and neglected communities."

November

22

2021

Patriot Ledger » Joe Difazio
Quincy: Father Bill's breaks ground on new facility

QUINCY --- Father Bill's and MainSpring has broken ground on the first phase of a new $24 million Broad Street facility that will include long-term housing and related services. The new facility will feature 30 affordable apartments and 75 beds to house the homeless, about 60 less than its current emergency shelter, which is being knocked down to make way for a new city police station.

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