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New TNC Fees Could Raise Over $100 Million Annually

Fees on ride-hailing trips proposed in the new transportation bond bill could raise over $100 million annually for the MBTA, other regional transit authorities, municipalities, and the Commonwealth Transportation Fund. The Legislature recently passed H.5248, An Act authorizing and accelerating transportation investment, a $16.5 billion, five-year transportation bond bill. In addition to many important project […]

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January Data Viz: The MAPC Zoning Atlas

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. January’s visualization highlights the recently-released MAPC Zoning Atlas and explores residential density throughout the region. A resource nine years in the making, the Zoning Atlas provides […]

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Evictions and COVID-19: The Responsibility of the Large Landlord

The possibility of a pandemic-related “eviction tsunami” has been widely discussed of late, as is the role that federal and state policy must play stemming it. Less prominent has been the discussion of the role that must be played by landlords in general – and, as our recent research has found – large landlords in […]

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December Data Viz: The Need for Speed

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. December’s visualization revisits the digital divide in an exploration of internet download speeds across Massachusetts. As more and more aspects of our lives go online, the […]

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November Data Viz: Adoptable Dogs in Massachusetts

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. November’s visualization highlights adoptable dogs across Massachusetts. Many people across the state and country have added new four-legged family members during COVID-19, but there are still […]

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MAPC applauds extra rental assistance, pushes for eviction moratorium extension

For Immediate Release: Monday, October 12 Today, Governor Baker announced a serious response to the looming eviction crisis, including much-needed funds for rental assistance to at-risk tenants, assistance for landlords, funding toward legal assistance in court, and expansion of mediation services to keep housing cases out of the courtroom in the first place. As the […]

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The Crisis Continues: The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap October Update

We estimate that 45,000 renter households and 35,000 owner households with a worker on standard unemployment assistance will have trouble covering their housing costs and basic needs this month. The rent gap for these households could exceed $40 million in October alone. We also know that tens of thousands of other households are also in […]

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October Data Viz: Changing Forms of Municipal Government

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. October’s visualization examines data from the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 releases of the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Municipal Directory. In just two years, Massachusetts municipalities have made over […]

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September Data Viz: Completing the 2020 Census

Every month, MAPC’s Data Services department is releasing maps and data visualizations covering a range of vital and interrelated topics: equity, housing, transportation, climate, arts and culture, and more. September’s visualization revisits the 2020 Census and examines response rates across the region. With just one month left before counting efforts close, some communities are still […]

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New Analysis: How Much COVID-Related Housing Assistance Will MA Municipalities Need?

New Data | The COVID-19 Layoff Housing Gap How Much COVID-Related Housing Assistance Will MA Municipalities Need? Published: August 25, 2020 Where in Massachusetts will residents need housing assistance once the state’s eviction moratorium ends? Everywhere, shows a new MAPC analysis of unemployment and housing data.   454,954 people across the state are collecting unemployment benefits […]

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