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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.

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Baker signals he won’t extend eviction moratorium beyond Oct. 17

At a news conference in Lowell at the end of September, Baker suggested he won’t extend the eviction moratorium, but instead wants to devise a plan that protects both renters and landlords. The article explores the impending eviction crisis, and cites part three of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card.

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How Humanities Organizations Can Help Us Heal More Equitably

Imari Paris Jeffries (Executive Director of King Boston) was joined by Brian Boyles of Mass Humanities, Kyera Singleton of the Royall House and Slave Quarters, and Bridget Kean of Boston Athenaeum for a recent conversation at GMA Foundations about how humanities organizations can help us heal, and why philanthropy should be funding these organizations - now more than ever.

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In Boston theater, a growing group of Black leaders have a decisive role at a pivotal time

The leaders of Front Porch Arts Collective, Stage Source, New Repertory Theatre, BU School of Theater, Company One Theater, ArtsEmerson and more discuss theater's role in advancing racial equity in Boston, and the work that needs to be done to eradicate systemic racism within the theater community. Front Porch Arts Collective, Stage Source, New Repertory Theatre and ArtsEmerson are past and present grantees of TBF.

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A Guaranteed Income for Massachusetts

Boston Indicators teams up with the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and the Economic Security Project to explore how an expansion of the state Earned Income Tax Credit could provide a guaranteed income stream, and improved financial security, to over 1.7 million Massachusetts residents in families earning less than $70,000 per year.

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Race, Equity & Housing in the Time of COVID-19

In the second installment of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card report series, researchers from the UMass Donahue Institute highlight the links between decades of housing inequity and lack of affordability and the spread of COVID-19 in 2020.

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Qualified Renters Need Not Apply

A new study from the Housing Discrimination Testing Program at Suffolk University Law School, supported by the Boston Foundation, finds strong evidence of discrimination against Black and lower-income renters by agents and housing providers in Boston.

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TBF News: Summer 2020

A powerful conversation on the ways we devalue Black lives, and important work on housing and equity took center stage during a busy time for the Foundation.

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