The New York Times – Transition Begins in Boston, for First Time in a Generation – 11/9/13

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Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center, comments on issues the mayor elect will face regarding affordable housing in Greater Boston.

The Daily Free Press – Mayoral race could affect on-campus, off-campus housing – 10/28/13


Barry Bluestone, director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, comments on graduate students’ impacts on local housing availability and affordability.

Banker & Tradesman – Housing Innovation At The Local Level: Now Is The Time – 10/21/13


A new Banker & Tradesman article includes research from the latest Dukakis Center Greater Housing Report Card along with commentary from Barry Bluestone.

WGBH – Marty Walsh: I Won’t Be As ‘Hands-On’ As Menino On Development – 10/17/13


By Sarah Birnbaum One way to see the vision of Boston Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh is to put a map in front of him. Not just any map, but a map of the city he hopes to lead. So last Sunday, on a day when Boston sports fans were euphoric over the Patriots and Red […]

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


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, […]

State House News Service – Amid Rise in Homelessness, Report Details Housing Market Recovery – 10/10/13


The housing market in Greater Boston continued to rebound in 2013 with rising home prices and sales, increased housing production and fewer foreclosures, yet a lack of affordable housing hinders the recovery, according to a report released Thursday.

WBUR – Report: Lack Of Affordable Housing In Greater Boston Could Undermine Recovery – 10/10/13


The improving housing market in Greater Boston may signal sustained growth for the months ahead, according to a new report from Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

Boston Business Journal – Northeastern report highlights housing challenges, need for affordable units – 10/10/13


The Boston area is in the midst of a housing-market rebound with rising home prices, increased production and a dramatic drop in foreclosures. But the lack of affordable housing could undermine the recovery, according to a new report by Northeastern University’s Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy.

The Boston Globe – Home prices rebounding, but income stagnant – 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.”

Are we creating the next housing bubble in Mass?

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By Jay Fitzgerald | The Boston Globe | June 30, 2o13 The housing recovery is only in its early stages in Massachusetts, but already there’s an eerie sense of déjà vu. The inventory of homes for sale is low. Bidding wars are breaking out. Prices are rising quickly. It’s a scenario that would be familiar […]

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