Few dispute the idea that Greater Boston faces a serious housing crisis that threatens the continued economic growth of the region. Evidence of a housing crisis in the Boston area includes high apartment rents, high home prices, and an insufficient supply of housing units. The lack of a varied housing stock prices many workers out of the market—and drives both households and businesses out of the region, including entrepreneurs and their colleagues who are engaged in the start-up phase of business.
About Charles Euchner
Charles C. Euchner has been the Executive Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government since September 2000. He previously served as associate director of the Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University and as Project Manager for Boston 400, a long-term planning initiative for the City of Boston. Before entering public service, he taught at the College of the Holy Cross, University of Pennsylvania, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Euchner, who has written widely on subjects of urban and grassroots politics, received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.