Construction work on publicly funded housing developments in Massachusetts should be booming in coming months. The Patrick administration has committed tens of millions of dollars to build or preserve affordable housing across the state. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
$105 million in tax credits and subsidies from federal and state programs is being awarded for 36 housing developments in 28 communities. State officials say this will build or preserve almost 22 hundred housing units and create an estimated 3000 construction jobs.
Anti poverty activists want more housing for the poor in Springfield Massachusetts. The comprehensive master plan for rebuilding from the tornado does not call for more affordable housing to be built. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Massachusetts state and local officials in Northampton,Tuesday marked more progress in a decades long effort to transform a former state hospital campus into a sustainable urban neighborhood..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Civil rights authorities say they've seen a serious uptick in housing discrimination complaints in Massachusetts. Its further fall out from the foreclosure crisis. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Nearly 10 months after a tornado caused widespread damage businesses have returned in surprisingly strong numbers to the commercial district just south of downtown Springfield Massachusetts. In the immediate wake of the June 1st disaster there were fears the tornado would be the last straw for recession slammed business owners, but that has proved not to be the case. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors, which tracks monthly home sales data in the Commonwealth, recently announced that home sales are up over 26% from the same time last year, marking the eighth month in a row of year-over year increases.
President of the MAR Trisha McCarthy says there are a number of factors that point to why home sales in the past year are up in Massachusetts…