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Rising costs puts ownership out of reach 

by Jordan Graham, Boston Herald
Posted by ABCD Public Information 5/2/2015 Categories: Affordable Housing Low income & poor families

"More than a quarter of families renting homes in Massachusetts spend at least half their income on housing, according to a new study, making saving to buy a place of their own nearly impossible." read more

ABCD Solution Series: Affordable Housing  

Around Town, BNN TV
Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/1/2015 Categories: Affordable Housing Low income & poor families Solutions Series

"Around Town drops-in on Boston-area antipoverty organization, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), to watch a panel of community leaders discuss housing access and housing solutions by tackling some very difficult questions." Watch video here

 

Angie Liou speaks at ABCD’s “Solutions Series” seminar on affordable housing 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 3/9/2015 Categories: Affordable Housing Solutions Series

"Angie Liou speaks at ABCD’s “Solutions Series” Seminar on Affordable Housing.  Liou, the Director of Real Estate at the Asian Community Development Corporation, joined four other housing experts to pool information and ideas to increase the supply of affordable housing in Massachusetts." read more.

Housing task force tackles affordable housing crisis 

Posted by ABCD Public Information 4/14/2014 Categories: Affordable Housing

Written by Olivia Deng, the Daily Free Press Apr, 2014

To address the housing issues facing Boston’s neighborhoods, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced the creation of a 23-member housing task force, assigned with the mission of devising a four-year housing plan to be launched by June...

...Joining the group as an expert in non-profit development, John Drew, president and CEO of the Action for Boston Community Development, said he agreed to serve on the task force because he saw it as an opportunity to address problems he is concerned with, including family homelessness and housing for the elderly.

“The affordability gap is widening between those who can afford and those who cannot and we have more and more people in the city not being able to afford housing and very little subsidized housing,” he said. “We can tell as the city booms, as rents are sky high and housing prices are driven up, it has been displacing people who work hard but don’t have a lot of money.”

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