Housing & Development

I will lead an effort to rewrite Boston’s Article 80, which is the section of our local laws that govern how development happens in Boston. Right now, our neighborhoods do not have the voice at the table that they deserve. Notice provisions for meetings are not adequate, nor is the language of those notices. Too often development doesn’t reflect what our community wants. Environmental issues are not taken seriously enough and our most vulnerable residents are often displaced due to rising rents. I will lead the effort to both re-write this law, as well as support proposed laws and policies in city council and the legislature that protect tenants in evictions, work to stabilize rents and create more affordable housing. Additionally, I will fight for community planning that reflects the real needs and vision of our neighborhoods.