Examining Eviction Moratoriums: Testing Constitutional Limits of Executive Branch Power

Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with constitutional scholar and George Mason Law Professor Ilya Somin about the flaws and legal vulnerabilities of the first and second CDC eviction moratoriums and discuss what current and future court rulings will mean for the limits of executive agency powers.

Renters’ Unsung Heroes: Small Landlords Endure Without Income or Relief

Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with MassLandlords’ Doug Quattrochi about ways landlords faced the challenges of being caught between tenants unable to pay rent during COVID-19 shutdown and having little or no programmatic relief from state and federal agencies.

COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Housing

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The Massachusetts Legislature is currently debating a rental housing bill. What impact will it have on the many landlords for whom rental income is their only source of income?

Enter the 2020 Better Government Competition: “Coming Home: Housing the Next Generation”

Pioneer Institute’s 2020 Better Government Competition seeks ideas that will address the lack of housing availability, affordability and accessibility to transportation options. Enter today – you could win $10,000!

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Boston’s housing boom needs a region-level response

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Everett on the Rise

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This year, the City of Everett is celebrating its 125th anniversary.…

Managing Growth in Malden & Somerville: A Tale of Two Cities

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The influx of new residents into Boston and its surrounding communities…

A Safe Bet For Massachusetts

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As talk heats up around town about a possible deal to sell and…

Meeting the Housing Needs of an Aging Population

Guest post by Mariella Rutigliano Many Americans struggle…

What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing…

Town Residents Clash with Developers over Chapter 40B Housing Law

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M.G.L. Chapter 40B, Sections 20 through 23, (commonly referred…

Kerry should leave lending standards alone

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Our compassionate Sen. John Kerry is at it again, in behalf…

Why does this always seem like Boston's default attitude?

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Today's Globe has an article on a little-known provision of the…

Questions Michael Flaherty, Sam Yoon and Kevin McCrea should be asking

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The Globe this week ran successive stories (here and here) regarding…

One Last Word on the Film Tax Incentives

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Yesterday's Globe had an article critical of the film tax credit…

Floor falls out in California housing

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On the LA Times blog today there is a distressing bit of news…

Supply vs. Demand – and Demand is winning

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The Boston Zoning Commission voted yesterday to approve the City…

Concentrating poverty in our cities

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The Globe reports in "Warehouse for the Poor" that Holyoke and…

Tough fight but they are right

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Lenore and Skip Schloming of the Small Property Owners Association…

Stack em high

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46 years ago and still true

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Jane Jacobs was the maven of public input, but she is also in…

A shrinking dependency ratio

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But fewer younger, healthier people are joining the state's workforce…

Beware of Administrations Bearing Gifts

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Remember the pledge to put 1000 new police officers on the street? That…

Who will train Portland to love transit?

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Portland is a City that Doesn’t Work?

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I walk to work, and I cannot for the life of me understand how…