Rents for apart­ments in Boston­ are soaring, and a dearth of con­struc­tion of less expen­sive apart­ments is making it increas­ingly dif­fi­cult for ten­ants to find afford­able places to live.

If I have to spend 40 or even 50 per­cent of my house­hold income on rent, that means I’m going to spend less on restau­rants, less on clothing, less at malls, less on every­thing else,” said Barry Blue­stone, director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at North­eastern University.

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