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Allston-Brighton Head Start faces closure, sparks gentrification discussion

Facing pressure from developers, the Action for Boston Community Development Head Start and Early Head Start center located in Brighton faces a potential closing. A nationwide program that provides early childhood education, health, and nutrition services for low-income families, the Brighton center currently services an estimated 100 children. On May 17, Brighton parents gathered at

Panel analyzes ways to increase opportunities through wages and social programs

A report outlining the effects of social programs and removing barriers for low-income individuals and families was discussed at a recent panel discussion hosted by Action for Boston Community Development in Dorchester. The “Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity” report, sponsored by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and Massachusetts Association for Community Action, concluded

Mayor Walsh Pitches Ban On Investor-Owned Short Term Rentals

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced a proposal Wednesday, May 9, that would effectively ban investors from buying housing in the city for the purpose of renting them out by the night through sites such as AirBnB. This push for regulations has found support in city officials and citizens alike, who have argued that investors looking

Project Bread’s 50th Annual Walk for Hunger

While working to end hunger in Massachusetts, Project Bread hosted its 50th annual Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 6. For 20 miles through the heart of Boston, over 10,000 people walked and donated money while getting exercise, meeting new people, and fighting for change. “Seeing a sea of people walk who come from all

Forum evaluates state of affordable housing in Massachusetts

Congresswoman Katherine Clark speaks a the housing forum on May 1. Photo: Boston Metro Housing/Bethany Versoy/V2Visuals Associates. On May 1, housing advocates and city and state officials gathered together for a forum about the condition of state and federal affordable housing programs, and what it means for housing throughout the Commonwealth. The event was hosted

Boston holds fair housing workshop in Dudley Square

City officials pushed to educate Boston’s renters and residents on the city’s housing lottery system at Saturday’s Fair Housing and Equity Open House in Dudley Square. The open house featured information tables from municipal housing agencies and private community development organizations, as well as two workshops; one on tenant rights and another on affordable and

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