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.
To maximize the benefit of future CPA for housing in Boston, Susan suggests looking at what’s worked in Cambridge. Click here to read Susan’s April 2016 op-ed.
Susan highlights how recapitalizing Brownfield funds can “make or break” critical housing production effort. Click here to read Susan’s February 2015 op-ed.
While the state’s MassWorks program is best known as an important catalyst for job creation, Susan highlights the significant role that it has come to play in the production of housing in our state. Click here read Susan’s December 2015 op-ed.
Susan makes a rallying cry to preserve federal HOME funding because its impending loss will be devastating to millions among us trying to build a better life for themselves and their families. Click here to read Susan’s October 2015 op-ed.