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As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation is focused on the myriad of factors which make our city unique and successful. With an emphasis on strengthening this region's competitiveness in the global economy, the Foundation works with many partners to publish cutting edge research, hold public forums, and convene task forces of experts and stakeholders to create action agendas for real change.

TBF News

Press Release

Tight inventory, high costs, increased instability and – perhaps – some positive opportunities highlight 2023 Greater Boston Housing Report Card

The latest edition of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card finds that despite significant efforts to improve affordability and supply, Greater Boston continues to fall short when it comes to meeting housing goals and reducing the cost burden on renters and homeowners. Then, in the special topic, we explore the possibilities for Community Land Trusts.

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City of Ideas

TBF Statement on Recent Events in Israel

The Boston Foundation joins in solidarity with those in our community, our nation and the world who condemn the horrific and brutal attack by Hamas terrorists on Israel this past weekend.

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TBF in the Media

In the Media

Sluggish housing production hammers Greater Boston

CommonWealth Beacon delves into the 2023 Greater Boston Housing Report Card, connecting with Luc Schuster the executive director of Boston Indicators' research team, to offer insights into the report's findings and analysis of tight inventory, rising costs and a lack of affordable housing in the region.

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The Latest Reports


Pathways to Equity: The 2023 Annual Report

The 2023 Boston Foundation Annual Report, 'Pathways to Equity' introduces you to a dozen remarkable people who personify both TBF's four pathways, and the many ways that TBF and its communities are working to create a more equitable Boston.

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2023 Greater Boston Housing Report Card

The Greater Boston Housing Report Card has tracked key housing metrics for more than two decades. In addition to data and analysis, the 2023 report features an exploration of how Community Land Trusts can unlock further affordable housing across the region.

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TBF News: Fall 2023

In the Fall 2023 edition of TBF News, President and CEO Lee Pelton discusses the Boston Foundation's new pathways toward equity, plus a new effort to support organizations working diligently to care for a new influx of migrants in Massachusetts, and an interview with Scott Knox, the new Director of the Equality Fund.

Read the Fall 2023 edition

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