2013 Greater Boston Housing Report Card

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This report is the 11th in the series of annual “Greater Boston Housing Report Cards.” Like past report cards, this 2013 report probes Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices, and rents. It analyzes the relationship between the region’s economy, demography, and housing, and keeps track of federal, state and local […]

Manufacturing Report Card: Staying Power II

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Staying Power II is a follow-up study to our original report on Massachusetts’ manufacturing sector conducted back in 2007. As with the first report, our research found that the manufacturing sector is more robust and resilient than is commonly perceived.

The Herald News – Record numbers of homeless being housed in motels – 10/16/13

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By Chris Burrell The number of homeless families being sheltered in motels paid for by the state has soared to a record-setting 2,038, an increase of 66 percent statewide since May. State officials promised in January to phase out the controversial practice of putting homeless families in local motels when shelters are full, but the […]

The Boston Globe – Research misread in debate over car-free housing – 10/16/13

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IN THE continuing debate over no-parking housing in Boston, Stanley Spiegel’s Oct. 11 letter cites my research at Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy but draws precisely the wrong conclusion from our work (“Even with nearby transit options, car keys will be jingling”). The research found that in half of neighborhoods newly served by transit, […]

What Follows the Housing Recovery?

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Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2013 analyzes the relationship between the region’s economy, demography, and housing, and keeps track of federal, state and local government policies that affect the region’s housing market, including a new analysis of local zoning regulations in Greater Boston communities.

The Boston Globe – A Boston of rich and poor, with no middle class – 10/15/13

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By Paul McMorrow Scores of homeowners remain stuck in the foreclosure morass, haggling with banks and fighting to stave off eviction in the housing bubble’s long hangover. For those not battling banks over soured mortgages, though, the foreclosure crisis has passed. It’s been replaced by a familiar malady: Greater Boston’s longstanding housing affordability crunch. According to […]

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