March 12, 2011

Boston Housing

Great story in the Globe today.  Small so I just copied it

The Boston City Council will host a hearing Monday about plans for the Burbank Apartments, an affordable housing development, with affordable housing advocates planning a march and rally before the hearing.    According to the City Council agenda, the Council’s Committee on Housing Committee hearing will focus on maintaining affordable housing in the Fenway neighborhood. 

First Realty Management, the owners of the Burbank Apartments in the East Fenway, have said they want to opt-out of affordable housing programs and convert the 173-unit complex to market-rate units at the end of the month. 

According to those who protest the plan, including the Burbank Apartments Tenant Association, the change would mean “thousands of people will no longer be able to afford to live in this neighborhood that has access to employment, transit, and cultural resources,” according to the Fenway Community Development Corporation.

These advocates are planning a march and rally prior to the meeting, with the march scheduled to start at 2:45 p.m. at the Edgerly Playground, and a rally following at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Susan Bailis Assisted Living Center

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