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How local zoning helped create our region’s housing crisis

Recently, in the wake of the Greater Boston Housing Report Card publication, Luc Schuster with Boston Indicators shared an essay that dove deep into the local zoning laws that are contributing to the lack of affordable housing, as well as racial segregation. He explores the hyper-local nature of zoning laws and discusses whether or not they should remain local per each city and town, or, as the affordable housing needs continue to rise, transfer back to the Commonwealth.

Read the rest of his poignant piece here.

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