Massachusetts Association
of Consulting Planners

The "missing middle" affordable housing solution

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:10 PM | Daphne Politis
"Solutions to the affordability crisis lie on a spectrum. At one end, an increase in subsidized housing can help those with lower incomes. At the other end, an increase in housing of all kinds in walkable places can help alleviate the rising prices due to high demand for low supply. However, as I wrote about previously, one potential problem with this latter solution is that most developers and cities are building new housing for city living, but few, if any, are building housing for neighborhood living. Missing Middle Housing provides a critical middle solution: affordable-by-design workforce housing that helps meet the demand for walkable neighborhood living."

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