On Affordable Housing
We must make housing affordable by easing old zoning laws and employing innovative “smart growth” policies to free up real estate that can be used to build more housing. In promoting housing development, we must ensure that the district’s residents reap the benefits of mixed-income neighborhoods without being displaced or priced out.
I support housing stabilization initiatives that eliminate housing insecurity and make home ownership a realistic possibility for all Massachusetts residents. Simply put, we need more affordable housing to sustain our families and fuel our economic growth into the 21st century. Without more affordable housing, we will not be able to sustain the economic growth required for a prosperous Commonwealth.