“If you’re going to make the claim that our right-to-shelter law is increasing immigration into our state, you would have to say relative to other states nearby,” Horowitz said. “But lots of other states are seeing their shelter systems overwhelmed.”
“When people talk about recession risks, that’s what they’re worried about: inflation goes back up, the Fed has to hike even more, they drive the economy into recession, deliberately, basically, and that becomes the model,” Horowitz said.
According to a recent report, conducted by the GBRB and cSPA, 70 communities — more than a third of the CPA’s towns and cities — have failed to allocate funding above the 10% threshold to affordable housing.
"I think there was a risk with the [House and Gov. Maura Healey's] packages, that they were just going to make the state a little bit too vulnerable to economic downturns by siphoning away some necessary revenue..."