Tue., August 23
Where are the Rentals?
On September 1, that ubiquitous city-wide moving day, close to 80 percent of people who rent in the Greater Boston area will move. This year, renters are facing one of the tightest and most competitive rental markets, with vacancy rates dropping to around 4 percent, according to the Boston Globe. Why so many renters? How can we allieviate some of the pressure on the rental market? We discuss today.
Are you still looking for an apartment by Sept. 1? Have you found it harder than ever to find an apartment? Weigh in at our Facebook page.
Barry Bluestone, founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding Dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.
Mike Ross, Boston City Councilor.
Travis McCready, executive director of the Kendall Square Association.