The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) has joined with the Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB) and several other real estate groups, as well as the Massachusetts Municipal Association
, on a coalition letter to all members of the Massachusetts House of Representative and Senate urging their support of legislation on housing production.
The letter expresses strong support for H. 4290, An Act to promote housing choices
, which in its current form is a unique opportunity to increase the much-needed supply of housing in Massachusetts. The letter also addresses the housing affordability issues facing Massachusetts, arguing that complicating or increasing housing costs through legislation would worsen the existing problem.
Notably, the letter quotes the UMass Donahue Institute saying, “the challenge for Massachusetts going forward will be to address the housing, transportation, and infrastructure constraints that make it more difficult for the workers who will be needed to fill these positions to relocate to the state and meet the needs of growing employers. While this challenge is not new, the price of inaction is high and rising.”
To read the full coalition letter, please click here