In the nationwide bipartisan blitz to privatize public housing, Boston’s giving billions worth of benefits to some of America’s largest developers, financiers, and property management firms. Politicians are applauding, but for many residents caught in the transition, their housing future is unclear
This as the federal government jacked the cost of an efficiency here from $1,253 to $1,608, while a two-bedroom spiked from $1,740 to $2,194, a three bedroom from $2,182 to $2,749, and a four-bedroom from $2,370 to $2,966.
Since our first letter, the conditions we detailed (including lack of, or no food at meals; no access to beds or medication during the day; and lack of available case management staff) have only deteriorated daily.
For people living on the margins in the cities, towns, and suburbs around Boston, the available housing subsidies are painfully inadequate—just like the public transportation and job opportunities
The proof in the non-profit job-creation pudding is more than ample.