Link It Over

Links from the web that we found relevant. They don't always represent our point of view, but they're interesting:

MHP: Analysis: House tax reform would drastically cut state's affordable production, preservation
BOSTON --- An analysis by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership in conjunction with the state’s key housing agencies shows that the House tax reform bill currently under consideration would reduce the production and preservation of affordable housing in Massachusetts by approximately 69 percent.

JCHS: A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality
Almost 50 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act, what would it take to meaningfully reduce residential segregation and/or mitigate its negative consequences in the United States?

Zumper: Boston Neighborhood Prices Mapped This Fall 2017
Coming ahead of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Seattle, Boston was the 5th most expensive city to rent in the nation. The price of one and two bedroom units settled at medians of $2,200 and $2,610, respectively.

HSH: The salary you must earn to buy a home in the 50 largest metros
See below exactly how much salary you would need to earn in order to afford the principal, interest, taxes and insurance payments on a median-priced home in the 50 most populous metropolitan areas.

StrongTowns: PARKING MINIMUMS MUST DIE
A few years ago, I came up with the idea that we should go out and take photos of half-empty parking lots on Black Friday and post them online just to show people how silly parking requirements are.

CoDesign: The Airbnb For Affordable Housing Is Here
Nesterly, a new platform that pairs older homeowners with young renters, is riding a wave of interest in multigenerational living.

Chelsea Record: Brass Tax: some residents will see a decrease in property taxes this year
The Chelsea City Council unanimously set the property tax rates for residential and commercial properties on Monday night, instituting an increased 27.5 percent owner-occupant exemption that will lead to a reduction in taxes for most single-family homeowners.

Revere Journal: Capital Improvement Plan Details Revere’s Focus Through 2022
It was capital improvement night at the City Council on Monday night, when Mayor Brian Arrigo presented a report detailing a proposed capital improvement plan and a plan for the Department of Public Works facility.

CityLab: The Story Behind the Housing Meme That Swept the Internet
How a popular meme about neoliberal capitalism and fast-casual architecture owned itself.