Ever since she ran for governor, Gov. Maura Healey has identified the prohibitively high cost of housing as a huge problem for Massachusetts. And this week, she laid out her vision for tackling it. In a sweeping, $4 billion-plus bond bill, Healey proposed spending $1.6 billion to improve public housing, creating a new tax on higher-end home sales to fund affordable housing, and making it far easier for property owners to build so-called accessory dwelling units.
The Healey administration says the proposals could ultimately lead to the creation of 40,000 new homes, most of which would be for lower- and middle-income residents. But how likely is it that her plan will get the buy-in from the state Legislature it needs to become reality? Adam Reilly discusses with GBH News State House reporter Katie Lannan, Jesse Kanson-Benanav of Abundant Housing Massachusetts and Dr. Charles Homer of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization.
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