Zoned Out: Why Massachusetts needs to legalize apartments near mass transit
At its best, Greater Boston is a thriving region where we pair a strong economy with proactive government supports to help ensure opportunity for all, regardless of race or income. Housing is one area where we fall far short of our potential. Too many of our communities restrict the dynamic functioning of the housing market by allowing construction only of large, expensive homes, while state and federal governments don’t do nearly enough to provide financial support to lower-income families.
Join us as we take a dive into this topic based on a report by Boston Indicators and Brookings that includes case studies focused on building low- to mid-rise multifamily housing (e.g., townhomes, duplexes, small apartment buildings) near transit in both Needham and Wellesley.
The event will feature presentations from two of the paper’s co-authors, Luc Schuster, director of Boston Indicators, and Jenny Schuetz, fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.