Mayor Walsh’s plan to create more than 50,000 housing units
WBUR - 10/16/2014
For many in Boston, housing is a huge challenge. From price to availability, finding a place where you want to live — and that you can afford — is tough. That there are simply too many people who want to live here and not enough places to meet that demand.
It’s a problem that will only get worse as the city’s population continues to grow — and as the economic divide continues to widen, many families are being pushed out of their neighborhoods.
Last week, Mayor Marty Walsh released a plan to create 53,000 new housing units by the year 2030. They’d be spread throughout the city at a variety of income levels, and the cost of the project would be $20 billion. As a way to free middle-class housing stock, it would shift thousands of students now living off-campus into dorms.