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Housing Investments, Everett Stadium in Limbo as Session EndsBanker & Tradesman, Aug 02, 2022
“The legislation had critical resources and policies for affordable housing. The bill would have provided the opportunity to plan for growth to ensure everyone in every community could thrive, meet the growing demand for housing, and invest in our neighborhoods in ways that benefit everyone,” Eric Shupin said in an email to Banker & Tradesman.
‘Things need to change.’ For the next Massachusetts governor, housing challenges await.The Boston Globe, Jul 19, 2022
“This is an amazing opportunity to actually put ourselves on the path to produce the homes that we need,” said Rachel Heller, head of the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, a statewide advocacy group.
Op-Ed: Critical state housing voucher program should be codifiedCommonWealth Magazine, Jul 12, 2022
MRVP is the largest state rental assistance program in Massachusetts. It provides a lifeline to 10,000 families every year, the majority of whom have extremely low incomes. Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association and Metro Housing|Boston urge the Legislature to put MRVP into state law before the end of this current legislative session.
Priced Out: The fight for housing in MassachusettsGBH, Jun 07, 2022
“Communities that have been traditionally and historically more affordable and are largely communities of color, these are the communities where the pressures are even more significant right now,” said Rachel Heller, CEO of Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association.
‘Just one paycheck away.’ Report finds 163,000 low-income Mass. families need affordable housing.The Boston Globe, Apr 22, 2022
The high cost of housing, relative to income, “leaves families little for household essentials, food, health, and child care,” said Eric Shupin, the director of public policy at Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association, an affordable housing advocacy group. “These families across the state are just one paycheck away or one emergency away from becoming homeless.”
Rents in Cambridge and some other Mass. cities increased 30% in the past yearGBH, Apr 04, 2022
“The report puts numbers to what everyone has been feeling,” said Rachel Heller, chief executive officer of the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association. “Rent and home prices are rising far faster than incomes, and people across income levels are struggling.”
Op-Ed: How We Can Invest Today in a Better Tomorrow for MassachusettsBanker & Tradesman, Mar 27, 2022
When we provide the critical resources to meet people’s housing needs, we improve lives and stabilize communities. It’s time we put the lessons learned over the last two years into practice and ensure we are building homes that are affordable at different price points and that at least 10 percent of those 200,000 new homes will be affordable to people with the lowest incomes.