Boston area coalition forms to find solutions for affordable housing

January 28, 2018 by  

A new regional housing partnership has recently been created by a group of Greater Boston officials.

Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston and Joseph Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville are joined by representatives from the 14 towns and cities of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition of Greater Boston, which includes the city of Malden. Walsh and Curtatone will co-chair the partnership.

The needs related to housing of these cities and towns will be addressed through this partnership by focusing on building houses, location, cost, and design, as well as increasing stability among residents of the region. A work plan for the region will be created so as to establish a housing production goal, with specific strategies outlined that will enable achievement of that goal for all 14 communities.

Walsh said that one of the top priorities in Boston is affordable housing, and this is also the case for the cities and towns in Metro Boston. He stressed that these communities need to work together to create homes where people who want to live in this area can afford to do so.

Curatone added that this partnership will also enable these cities and town to work together towards a common goal, while also being able to tailor their housing solutions to the special needs of their own communities.

Printing companies could be used to create mailers that could be sent to residents of Malden and other communities to announce the formation of such partnerships.