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: State says ’No’ to Developer
Developers who hoped to build 78 affordable housing units on Mills Avenue have been denied by the state’s MassHousing program.

Bloomberg: Renters Now Rule Half of U.S. Cities
The American Dream increasingly involves a lease, not a mortgage.

Fox: Smoking to be banned in low-income housing nationwide
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has implemented new rules mandating smoke-free policies in all public housing by July 30, 2018.

Chelsea Record: Sledgehammer: Senator Markey uses Chelsea as a Platform against Trump Federal Budget
Standing at a podium at the front of the planning office in the Chelsea Collaborative last Friday, March 17, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey held up a copy of the ‘America First’ federal budget presented from President Donald Trump and said it was a sledgehammer to the heart of Massachusetts.

MassLive: $2.5M awarded to Sisters of Providence for new elderly housing in West Springfield
The nonprofit Sisters of Providence has been awarded $2.5 million in state and federal funding for construction of a 36-unit housing complex in West Springfield for homeless senior citizens, the Baker-Polito administration announced Tuesday.

SouthCoastToday: YWCA "Under One Roof" project awarded $1M in grants
The roof of the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts got a little bigger Tuesday afternoon.

Chelsea Record: Chelsea Seeks Applicants for Youth Commission
The City of Chelsea is accepting applications for its reestablished Youth Commission. Members of the Youth Commission will advise and assist the City Council, the School Committee, and the City Manager in the development of policies, programs, and delivery of services for the health and welfare of Chelsea’s youth and their families.