The Boston area is the second most expensive housing market in the country. In Somerville:
State government has the responsibility and ability to ensure housing access for everyone. That starts by addressing root cause of the problem: there is simply not enough housing in the Boston metro area to accommodate all of those who want to live here. We can and must build, employing union labor, a diverse array of housing on a massive scale to meet the needs of our residents.
Solutions must fully integrate a commitment to racial justice and inclusion.
Inaccessibility to housing threatens the diversity and vibrancy of its neighborhoods. But more importantly, inaccessibility drives already vulnerable and marginalized neighbors into even more precarious situations. This is about every Somerville resident.