LOWER ROXBURY: EQUITY AND HOUSING

study January 14, 2014

Urban renewal and public housing policies of the mid-twentieth century led to disproportionately high densities of public and subsidized housing in Lower Roxbury; this resulted in concentrations of poverty, crime, and economic stratification. In this study, TACC develops a scenario that uses all of the available vacant and underutilized property in Lower Roxbury to demonstrate how affordable housing can be preserved without the loss of a single unit. The study examines how the challenges in Lower Roxbury can be overcome through focused, place-based investment, policy development, and social programming.
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