Susan discusses the influx of luxury units and its effects on rent in older buildings. Click here to read Susan’s April 2017 op-ed.
“From Cambridge to Roslindale, Newton to Jamaica Plain, points in between and beyond, local residents are coming together to say YES In My Back Yard…” (A Better Cambridge). Susan discusses this emerging movement and its potential. Click here to read Susan’s February 2017 op-ed.
Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) can be used to increase and diversify current local housing stock, and anticipated statewide legislation will help to unlock their potential. Click here to read Susan’s December 2016 op-ed.
A middle-class housing tax credit is a worthwhile complement to expanding the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, and worthy of our consideration. Click here to read Susan’s October 2016 op-ed.
Zoning reform and creating tools for smart growth is long overdue in the Commonwealth. As a complement to the affordable housing law, Chapter 40B, the zoning reform bill being prepared for the next legislative session is a step in the right direction. Click here to read Susan’s August 2016 op-ed.
Boston is taking a multifaceted approach to address its persistent lack of affordability. Susan discusses the Housing Density Bonus program and other innovative ideas to solve Boston’s affordable housing shortage. Click here to read Susan’s June 2016 op-ed.