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HUD DACA Policy Change Adds to Housing Woes

By Lew Sichelman | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jul 14, 2019 | Reprints

The Trump administration has decided the country’s 800,000 “Dreamers” – undocumented immigrants brought here as children but who have grown up here – are no longer eligible for federally insured mortgages, causing consternation and confusion among mortgage lenders.

Finding Opportunity in Philanthropy

By Ryan LaVangie | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jul 14, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

It’s the rare company that has not donated financially toward a community project, but the positive impact a local business can make by contributing in other ways can extend far beyond the occasional novelty check.

Massachusetts Can Use Senior Housing as a Vaccine

By Chrystal Kornegay  | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jul 7, 2019 | Reprints

If housing instability or a lack of a service-rich environment drives overutilization of the health care system, health care providers should be able to write a prescription for an affordable home, equipped with supportive resident services.

Rebuilding on the Fly at Bulfinch Crossing

Rebuilding on the Fly at Bulfinch Crossing

By Thomas O’Brien | Special to Banker & Tradesman | Jun 23, 2019 | Reprints | Unlock Link

A carefully engineered plan has allowed 368 rental apartments and 55 for-sale condominiums to rise skyward on a tiny footprint – all while keeping the garage which shares its building site operating.

Housing Mega-Investments Better Spent on Rezoning Push, Transit

Jun 23, 2019 | Reprints

Last week, Google announced to some acclaim it would spend $1 billion to build 15,000 market-rate and 5,000 affordable homes in the housing-starved San Francisco Bay area. Before any like-minded Massachusetts actors get a similar idea, we suggest a better use of that money would be helping efforts to modernize our mass transit and suburban zoning laws. 

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