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Greater Boston affordable housing solutions under way; much more work to do yet

Posted 06/10/2016 by Rebecca Koepnick

On an almost daily basis we hear or see in news media about the increasing unaffordability of housing in Greater Boston and in coastal cities and towns across the U.S.

In many ways, these municipalities are lucky. Increasing housing costs are driven by new people coming to our region to take advantage of the growing economy and job opportunities.

BUT...the result is thousands of families unable to afford both rent and food as the supply of housing is squeezed.

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