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New construction in Boston’s Seaport District
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– News from elsewhere covered by Quincy Quarry News with commentary added.    

 

Boston reports that it is exceeding its housing goals, bolstered by new concentrations of affordable middle-income stock in some of its least affordable neighborhoods even though progress has been slower outside of the city core. 

 

Even so, roughly 40 percent of the completed units – 13,551 since 2011 – are affordable for low and middle income households.  The same ratio is expected to hold for the newly permitted units.

 

The City of Quincy, on the other hand, is facing a 40b lawsuit for its refusing to approve a proposed  affordable housing project planned to provide housing for more moderate income working tenants in spite of the fact that Quincy is failing to meet state mandated affordable housing targets.

Read Full Story: Boston Reports Show Downtown Housing Is Booming, While Outer Neighborhoods See Gradual Growth

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