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 […]

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.”

Barry Bluestone predicts impact of baby boomers on housing market

Barry Bluestone

Downsizing doomsday? Why some experts worry a mass sell-off of sprawling suburban homes could stall the housing market By Melissa Schorr | The Boston Globe | June 30, 2013 WITH BIDDING WARS heating up, construction booming, and mortgage rates still at historic lows, the housing market is finally on the rise — but a new problem might be […]

Affordable Housing Actions


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 […]

Housing report predicts demand for transit-oriented, higher density development


By Thomas Grillo | Boston Business Journal | November 14, 2012 Greater Boston’s housing market will improve, but buyers and tenants may seek different types of housing, according to the Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2012 released Wednesday by the Boston Foundation. The survey, by the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, […]

2012 Greater Boston Housing Report Card


November 14, 2012 — This morning the Dukakis Center along with the Boston Foundation released the 2012 Greater Boston Housing Report Card.

This report marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Greater Boston Housing Report Card. Each year since 2002, we have probed Greater Boston’s housing landscape, keeping tabs on housing construction, home prices and rents. We have analyzed the relationship between the region’s economy, demography and housing, and we have kept track of federal, state and local government policies that affect the region’s housing market. Year by year, we have reported on this vital sector of the region’s economy, based on the belief that providing decent housing for all at prices they can afford is not only a moral responsibility, but an economic necessity if the region is to retain its talent pool.

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