Foundation Report Calls Out Suburbs For Blocking Affordable Housing

Foundation Report Calls Out Suburbs For Blocking Affordable Housing

The influential nonprofit Boston Foundation issues its Greater Boston Housing Report Card annually; but this year’s report, released Wednesday, is in several ways a departure from those of prior years.

Most notably, the report highlights a facet of Massachusetts policy that it suggests is a kind of elephant in the room that deserves to be singled out: Massachusetts’ long-standing tradition of local control, or “home rule,” when it comes to zoning matters — and the inequity the report says is being implemented under its protection.

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