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Housing Perspectives

Research, trends, and perspective from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Boston’s Housing Challenge: Affordability, Availability

Housing availability in Boston has been a particular passion for outgoing Mayor Thomas Menino, who recently unveiled an ambitious plan to build 30,000 homes in Boston by allowing taller structures with smaller units, selling public land to developers at a discount, and using subsidies to spur development of more affordable housing.  Last week, Joint Center managing director Eric Belsky, who served on the Housing Advisory Panel for the plan, joined other housing experts on the local NPR program Radio Boston, to discuss the mayor’s plan and Boston’s challenges.

Listen to the Radio Boston conversation online.