The Waiting Game in Massachusetts: Are Housing Policies in Massachusetts Doing Enough to Serve the Neediest Households
Date of Award
Capstone - Open Access
Master of Education (MEd)
The cost of housing is a burden for many households across the United States. In Massachusetts, where rents are some of the highest in the country, affordable housing is particularly hard for the neediest households in the state who are already struggling with the cost of living. Due to a shortage of low income housing in Massachusetts, wait times for housing assistance and affordable housing are extremely long which only exacerbates the hardships that households face. The funding, building, and distribution of low income housing is controlled by the housing policies at the federal, state, and local levels. However, these policies are outdated and are no longer working efficiently to ensure there is ample low income housing and that it is distributed equitably throughout neighborhoods and towns.
Cherry, Carlie, "The Waiting Game in Massachusetts: Are Housing Policies in Massachusetts Doing Enough to Serve the Neediest Households" (2023). Community Engagement Student Work. 101.