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NIMBY? Not in These Cities and Towns

NIMBY? Not in These Cities and Towns

The Boston Globe’s John Laidler takes a look at communities in the Greater Boston area doing their part to help alleviate the region’s housing affordability crunch. 

A recent report highlighting the need for more local housing production found that from 2013 to 2017, 15 municipalities issued more than half the building permits in the state. Boston led the way, followed by Cambridge, Plymouth, Watertown, Everett, Weymouth, Somerville, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Hopkinton, Middleborough, Quincy, Arlington, and Canton.

Everett and Watertown also joined Boston and Cambridge on a list of four communities that permitted more than half the multifamily housing, according to the Greater Boston Housing Report Card issued by the Boston Foundation in collaboration with the Massachusetts Housing Partnership and other groups, based on federal Census data.

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