Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, weighs in on how we can fix the Boston housing market during an interview with WBUR.
State House News Service – Amid Rise in Homelessness, Report Details Housing Market Recovery – 10/10/13
Home prices are increasing, new building permits are on the rise, and foreclosures have dropped, offering the strongest evidence yet of a sustained recovery in the Greater Boston housing market, according to report to be released Thursday…“We think we’ve turned the corner,” said Barry Bluestone, the director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University and lead author of the study. But he added, “The economy is leaving housing affordability behind.”
Banker & Tradesman | November 21, 2012 As the recently released Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2012 made clear, there is a dire need for additional affordable housing in the region. In the eight years since passage of Chapter 40R – which provided additional state aid to communities that created “smart growth” overlay zones– the economic downturn and rising […]