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Salem Housing Forum

Salem Housing Forum Learn about housing needs in Salem and guide a new affordable housing policy for the City Amanda Linehan Communications Director Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 21, 2019  Salem – Join the City of Salem and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a free public […]

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METRO BOSTON MAYORS: REGION MUST PRODUCE 185k NEW HOUSING UNITS TO KEEP UP WITH ECONOMIC, POPULATION GROWTH

Fifteen communities of the Metro Mayors Coalition today announced a new housing production goal for the coalition region to meet the demands of a robust regional economy and a growing population in Boston and surrounding areas.

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Building the Future: MAPC’s MassBuilds Shows Past, Present, and Future Development

Metropolitan Boston needs to build an average of 16,000 new homes per year to meet projected demand. But between 2010 and 2017, we averaged just over 10,500 units per year. Ten percent of homeowners and 25 percent of renters in Metro Boston pay more than half of their income on housing. It’s clear that we’re […]

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Multi-Family Housing | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and our quality of life. For years now, advocates have been calling for an update to the Commonwealth’s outdated zoning and housing rules. Businesses are debating whether to locate in Massachusetts because the high cost of […]

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Housing Choice Plus | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and our quality of life. For years now, advocates have been calling for an update to the Commonwealth’s outdated zoning and housing rules. Businesses are debating whether to locate in Massachusetts because the high cost of […]

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Accessory Dwelling Units | Broken Zoning, Unaffordable Homes: What Can Be Done?

What’s the Problem? Massachusetts is in the midst of a housing crisis that threatens our communities, our economic success, and our quality of life. For years now, advocates have been calling for an update to the Commonwealth’s outdated zoning and housing rules. Businesses are debating whether to locate in Massachusetts because the high cost of […]

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Help Envision Future Housing for Winchester

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 ‘Housing Production Plan’ will identify housing need and shape town’s housing goals for the future WINCHESTER – Do you live in Winchester? Are you interested in helping to shape a vision for housing in your community? Join the Town of Winchester and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) […]

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Support a House Zoning and Housing Initiative

Zoning/Housing Alert: Ask You Rep to sign the Kulik/peake letter On May 9, State Representatives Steve Kulik and Sarah Peake outlined a package of important zoning and housing production reforms that House members can coalesce around.  Please call and email your State Rep today and ask him/her to join the Kulik-Peake zoning reform/housing letter! Click […]

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Help Envision Future Housing for Stoneham

‘Housing Production Plan’ will identify housing need & demand, establish goals for future housing development Stoneham – Do you live in Stoneham? Are you interested in helping to shape a vision for housing in your community? Join the Town of Stoneham and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a public forum on Tuesday, Jan. […]

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MAPC issues statement on proposed delayed enforcement of federal fair housing rules

Amanda Linehan Communications Manager, MAPC 617-933-0705 alinehan@mapc.org For immediate release: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 MAPC issues statement on proposed delayed enforcement of federal fair housing rules Marc D. Draisen, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston, today released the following statement: “MAPC is extremely concerned by last week’s announcement that the […]

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