About a third of Bosto­nians are between the ages of 20 and 34. The city is home to the largest per­centage of mil­len­nials in the country.

What we need to really do is have an effort to build housing for this par­tic­ular pop­u­la­tion in the same way that we went ahead and built that housing for the new working fam­i­lies coming to Boston a cen­tury ago,” said Barry Blue­stone, a housing econ­o­mist at North­eastern University.

His argu­ment is that the city does not need new housing for fam­i­lies. It already exists in the form of triple-​​deckers. The problem, Blue­stone says, is that these days, young folks are teaming up with friends to rent triple-​​deckers and essen­tially pricing out families.

So he says the city should build new housing just for millennials.

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