Link It Over

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

NPR: How The House Tax Overhaul Bill Could Hurt Affordable Housing
With lawmakers in the House and Senate announcing that they've reached a deal, affordable housing advocates are anxiously waiting to see which version of the bill wins out with regard to housing.

CityLab: Economic Inequality and Health Inequality Are Inextricably Linked
It’s lack of economic opportunity that is dooming more Americans to “diseases of despair.”

Fast Company: America’s Affordable Housing Crisis Is Driving Its Homelessness Crisis
There’s a clear link between a lack of places to live and the number of people sleeping out of doors at night.

Urban.org: Debt in America: An Interactive Map
Debt in America: An Interactive Map

Housing Wire: HUD Secretary Carson launches centers to drive households to self-efficiency
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced a new initiative to help HUD-assisted families achieve self-efficiency.

WBUR: Gov. Baker Outlines Plan For 135,000 New Housing Units By 2025
Aiming for the construction of 135,000 new housing units by 2025, the Baker administration on Monday heralded $10 million in incentives to encourage cities and towns to promote development within their borders.

BostonGlobe: Boston Medical Center Has a New Prescription for its Most Vulnerable Patients: Housing
Boston Medical Center is embarking on a significant new initiative to tackle one of its patients' most daunting problems: a lack of stable housing.

CityLab: Homelessness in High-Cost U.S. Cities Is Driving a Nationwide Increase
Many Obama-era policies are keeping numbers low in smaller cities. But the new data comes in the wake of a GOP budget that does little to bolster affordable housing.

MaldenPatch:  Multi-Family Dwellings In Malden: Zoning Change Discussed Next Wk
The Malden Planning Board and Malden City Council Ordinance Committee will meet next week to discuss eight different zoning changes.

JCHS: Fostering Inclusion: Whose Problem? Which Problem?
Asking "what would it take"—about housing segregation or any other challenge— assumes, on some level, that we have adequate agreement that some condition or pattern is, in fact, a problem.

PBS: CEO pay down — to ‘only’ 271 times that of the typical worker
The CEOs of the top 350 U.S. firms made an average of $15.6 million in 2016. That’s according to a new report, released recently by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute that looks at total CEO compensation: salary, stock grants, bonuses and long-term incentive payouts.

NextCity: D.C. Mayor Has a Plan to Save 4,000 Affordable Housing Units
Affordable housing developers could be dealt a debilitating blow by the new federal tax bill, depending on how the House and Senate versions are reconciled before heading to President Trump’s desk.