We need affordable housing in Massachusetts now more than ever to support our working families and seniors. Research around the topic of affordable housing in Massachusetts supports the importance of protecting the affordable housing law. The reports listed below outline both the continued need for affordable housing as well as accomplishments made under the law.

Economic Contributions of Housing Permitted through Chapter 40B (pdf) - UMass Donahue Institute, September 2010 

Out of Reach 2010 (pdf) - National Low Income Housing Coalition

Is Housing in Massachusetts More Affordable? (pdf) - UMass, April 2010

Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2009 (pdf) - The Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy of Northeastern University, The Boston Foundation and CHAPA, October 2009

The State of the Nation's Housing 2009 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, June 2009

On the Ground: 40B Developments Before and After (pdf) - Alexandra DeGenova, Brendan Goodwin, Shannon Moriarty, and Jeremy Robitaille, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University, May 2009

The State of the Massachusetts Housing Market (pdf) - UMass Donahue Institute, March 2009

Reviewing 40B: What Gets Proposed, Approved, Appealed and Built? (pdf) - Lynn Fisher, Department of Urban Studies and Planning and the Center for Real Estate, MIT, November 2008

The Fiscal Impact of Mixed-Income Housing Developments on MA Municipalities (pdf) - UMass Donahue Institute, May 2007

40B Report: Effects of Mixed-Income, Multi-Family Rental Housing - MIT Center for Real Estate, April 2005