Tag Archive for: Housing

MBTAAnalysis: A look inside the MBTA

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The MBTA shuttles over a million passengers a day around Greater…

The Clock is Ticking…….

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

Lifelines for the Untethered: Research to Reach and Recover Homeless Americans

This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with Stephen Eide, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute about his newly released book, Homelessness in America: The History and Tragedy of an Intractable Social Problem, in which he asserts that a better understanding of the many challenges facing each homeless individual can lead to a tailored and more durable policy solution to this enduring societal problem.

Barnstable County: What Towns Tax the Most?

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The housing market has been the center of American economic growth…

Zoning Reform Revisited: Local Control Determines How, Not If, Housing Gets Built

Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer research associate Andrew Mikula about the need for affordable housing near the mass transit network and the requirements and local design opportunities of the 3A zoning reform law. Read Pioneer Institute's recent public comment on this topic.

Rent Control Redux: Mayor’s Committee Likely to Provide Astroturf Over Expertise

Hubwonk host Joe Selvaggi talks with Doug Quatrocchi, executive director of Masslandlords.net about the historical effects of rent control in Boston and Cambridge in the past and discuss the gap between the stated goals and the likely outcome of Boston Mayor Wu’s 25 member Rent Stabilization Advisory Committee.

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.

Why Landlords are Suing Massachusetts

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In late July, Governor Charlie Baker extended the moratorium…

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!

What impact do Massachusetts home prices have on Boston commuters?

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Massachusetts is commonly ranked one of the most expensive states…

Study: Boston-Area Communities Should Loosen Restrictions for Accessory Dwelling Units

Additional units could help ease housing shortage BOSTON—A…

Inadequate Inflation Adjustment Factor Will Subject Increasing Numbers of People to So-Called “Millionaires” Tax

Would take particular toll on those relying on home value appreciation…

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…

Addressing Greater Boston’s Housing Crunch

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Greater Boston’s housing crisis has emerged as one of the most…

Rehabbing Urban Redevelopment: Working Paper on Building the Next Urban Economy

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This report surveys 14 Massachusetts cities outside the immediate…

Housing Programs in Weak Market Neighborhoods

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Author: Peter A. Gagliardi, Executive Director, HAP Inc. This…

Measuring Up? The Cost of Doing Business in Massachusetts

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Author: Global Insight This study shows that, on average,…

Measuring Up? The Cost of Doing Business in Massachusetts

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Author: Global Insight This study shows that, on average,…

Getting Home: Overcoming Barriers to Housing in Greater Boston

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Author: Charles C. Euchner, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston,…

Build More or Manage Better? Subsidized Housing in Massachusetts

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Authors: Howard Husock and David J. Bobb Increases in the…

Build More or Manage Better? Subsidized Housing in Massachusetts

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Authors: Howard Husock and David J. Bobb Increases in the…