Reports & Articles of Interest

MPDC’s focus on building healthy communities is based on research from the community development field.  The following resources inform our understanding of the relationship between housing and health:

The Urban Institute: Trauma-Informed Housing

Boston Globe: Reckoning with Boston’s Towers of Wealth

OppCo: Homes for Equity Research Reports

The Boston Indicators: A Long Road Home: A Racial Equity Analysis of Homeownership Support Programs in MA

WBUR: Mass. has a huge waitlist for state-funded housing. So why are 2,300 units vacant?

MPDC’s 2022 Annual Report

Boston Globe: Transformative decision a half-century ago to scrap I-95 extension still resonates in Boston today

From The Boston Foundation: 2022 Greater Boston Housing Report Card highlights prices, systemic issues in subsidized housing

From Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations: The State of Organizing and Engagement Work in Massachusetts Community Development Corporations

The Washington Post: How the racial makeup of where you live has changed since 1990

Boston Globe: How the Baker administration wants to use COVID-19 relief funds to close the racial homeownership gap

Boston Globe: Governor Baker is on the mark on affordable housing

NeighborWorks Capital 2020 Report

CHAPA’s 2020 Annual Report

From Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance: Homeownership Justice Vision – A Plan for “Good Trouble”

From MassHousing: Fifty-Three Housing Owners and Operators Sign ‘Eviction Diversion Pledge’ to Keep Over 57,000 Tenants and Families Safely Housed

Health-Related Work Among Massachusetts CDCs ~ MACDC GOALs Report

On WHDH Channel 7 Boston: Walsh: City, tenants bracing for the end of eviction moratorium

Trees of Melnea Cass Boulevard

On WGBH: We opened our lines to talk with listeners about recent protests and accusations of environmental racism over the proposed removal of 124 trees along Roxbury’s Melnea Cass Boulevard.

In The Boston Globe: Alleging ‘environmental racism,’ residents protest plan to remove scores of mature trees in Roxbury

On Healthcity: Coronavirus Threatens to Worsen Disparities, Distrust of Healthcare System Among Black Community

On WGBH: Nubian Square Needs City-Led Strategy, Report Says

Boston Magazine: New Year, New Name: Nubian Square Is Making Room for Change

SAMPAN: BPDA approves three fully affordable residential projects in Roxbury, creating 79 new income-restricted units, 12 renovated income-restricted units

Boston Globe: Beyond restaurants: Jon Cronin scores victories at City Hall, State House in new ventures

The Peoples Justice Guarantee

Living with Heat Report

The Color of Wealth in Boston

On the Path to Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community Development

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2019

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2017

Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030

Housing as a Healthcare Investment

Wealth Inequalities in Greater Boston: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter?

The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2015

A Systematic Review of Health Impact Assessments on Housing Decisions and Guidance for Future Practice