Weekly Links

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

Revere Journal: Councillors Have Had Enough Of Multi-Unit Developments
Monday night the Revere City Council has sent a message to MassHousing and to developers that the city does not need more affordable housing.

Chelsea Record: Councillors Reject Residency Ordinance Again
Councillor Giovanni Recupero will likely never give up in trying to bring a residency ordinance to the City for public safety officials, and on Monday night he gave it another try.

Chelsea Record: Chelsea Defunded: President Donald Trump Issues Executive Order to Strip Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities
President Donald Trump issued a wide-ranging executive order on Wednesday afternoon that targeted immigration enforcement in the interior of the country, and among many initiatives described was a condemnation of sanctuary cities and a directive to strip them of federal funds, except those required by law.

CITYLAB: Sanctuary Cities Are Safer and More Productive
New research contradicts President Trump’s claim that these areas do "immeasurable harm" to their residents.

Forbes: States Challenge Cities, Nonprofit Low-Income Housing Industrial Complex
By now it’s conventional wisdom that cities, especially cities dominated by left-leaning politics, have high housing prices. Often cited among these expensive cities are San Francisco and Seattle with their growing tech sectors, legendary locations with access to many amenities, and relative opportunity.

CFED: Why the Earned Income Tax Credit is Essential to the Opportunity Economy
Since 1975, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has been among the most powerful anti-poverty tools in our country.

BisNow: MASS + MAIN GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM CAMBRIDGE PLANNING BOARD
The City of Cambridge Planning Board approved Mass + Main, a development proposal in Central Square by Twining Properties that will add 285 units of mixed-income housing. The development will consist of two buildings designed by CBT Architects, one fronting Mass Avenue and the other on Columbia Street.

RealestateRama: MassHousing Awards $385,000 for Affordable Sober Housing and Support Services for Those in Recovery or Formerly Homeless
MassHousing has awarded $385,000 to help create or renovate affordable sober housing in six communities, assist efforts to create sober housing in Franklin County, and provide recovery training to direct care and housing organizations in Greater Boston.