Metro Boston Mayors Set New Goal of 185,000 Housing Units by 2030

Oct 3, 2018

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, and the 13 other communities of the Metro Mayors Coalition today announced a new regional housing production goal for coalition cities and towns to meet the demands of a robust regional economy and a growing population in Boston and surrounding areas.

In a press conference at an affordable housing development site in Somerville, the 15 members of the Metro Mayors Coalition announced a target to create 185,000 new units of housing across the region by the year 2030. This landmark regional housing commitment includes a regional production goal, with a set of 10 principles and best practices to guide the commitment toward meaningful action.

Among the 10 guiding principles of the plan to help meet this goal is housing design that incorporates features accessible to all ages and abilities.

Read the joint press release and see supporting resources here.