The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015: The Housing Cost Conundrum

  Greater Boston Housing Report Card 11.13.15 cover
  Download a PDF of the Report Card.
  Download the slide presentation from the forum.
The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015: The Housing Cost Conundrum was released at an Understanding Boston Forum held on November 13, 2015.  The report card finds that cost of new construction in Greater Boston has gotten so high and is growing so rapidly that the region is at risk of spiraling in a permanent housing deficit.

The report, the 13th in the series authored by Professor Barry Bluestone and his team at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, was released Friday at the Boston Foundation, which featured a presentation by Bluestone and a discussion moderated by Becky Koepnick, Director, Neighborhoods & Housing, the Boston Foundation, with panelists William M. McLaughlin, Executive Vice President of Development, Avalon Bay Communities; Leslie Reid Bos, Director of Real Estate, JPNDC; Michael A. Spotts, Senior Analyst, Project Manager, Enterprise Community Partners; and Clark L. Ziegler, Executive Director, Massachusetts Housing Partnership.