Watch the video to hear from Boston Tenant Coalition and Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative about solutions in stabilizing neighborhoods and promoting development without displacement.
Boston's inclusionary program, called the Inclusionary Development Policy, was established in early 2000 through an executive order of the Mayor. The full inclusionary program was a response to the very high and rapidly rising house prices in the city, and a severe shortage of conventional funding to provide more affordable housing. Higher percentage of affordable units, larger buyout payments and deeper affordability are needed to help stabilize our community.
Community Land Trust can be used as on tool towards reaching the mayors affordable housing goals. Emerging CLT's are entering a highly competitive real estate market and are neither have the cash on hand nor the development history to access development loans. A newly-formed Greater Boston Community Land Trust Network is proposing that the City consider directing a pool of City resources towards expanding the role of community land trusts as a vehicle to promote neighborhood stabilization and a strong resident voice in planning for neighborhood development.
The Right to Remain Campaign is an emerging citywide coalition: Right to the City Boston, Right to the City VOTE, Boston Tenant Coalition, Alternatives for Community & Environment, Boston Workers Alliance, Chinese Progressive Association, City Life/Vida Urbana, Community Labor United, Dominican Development Center, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, Dorchester People for Peace, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Fairmount Indigo Line CDC Collaborative, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, Jamaica Plain Progressives, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston, New England United for Justice.