HCP policy positions, analysis, stories, thoughts and inspirations from us and influencers in the housing community and region.

One Pathway to Housing: Let’s Consider Zoning

By  Robert  Gillis Local town and city zoning ordinances reflect a community’s desire to maintain its character and stability. This makes sense.   None of us wants dramatic changes to our neighborhoods which could adversely affect our collective quality of life.     Zoning strategies used toward this end in our North Shore communities include…

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Look in the mirror

By Jason Silva To me, it’s actually pretty simple. People deserve a safe place to live and call home. Let’s do this. When you hear the words affordable housing what comes to mind? Think about it for a second. What does it look like? Who lives there? Where is it located? Here’s what comes to…

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Excerpt of Andrew’s UU Church of Essex sermon, given 4/17/16

This Housing Matters Blog post is excerpted from a sermon I was invited to deliver at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex, MA on April 17, 2016. I did my undergrad in Biblical Studies and I went to seminary, though I try not to admit it in public. For the full text of the sermon,…

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