Is your community doing enough on housing?

The 2019 Greater Boston Housing Report Card that came out two weeks ago told a familiar story in a fresh way. This year’s data continues to show our region has high housing costs, lagging housing production, and persistent segregation. One of the report’s new features is an online tool to see how your community is doing on housing Let’s start with the familiar: The 147 communities in the Greater Boston region form the fourth most expensive rental market in the country. This is not just a Boston area issue—nearly half of the renters in Essex, Plymouth, and Norfolk counties are spending too much of their income on housing. Housing production has failed to keep pace with rapid job growth. While

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