“The renovations of these old housing projects are necessary and helpful, but the developers can only afford to build one new affordable space for each old one because there is an ever-decreasing amount of subsidies set aside for low-income workers.”
Leslie Templeton hopes that her program will help students who are scared to return home find a family and a home over academic breaks.
“If the University truly holds Judeo-Christian values at its core, then it will choose to provide housing for these students, in order to not turn away members of its community seeking assistance.”
“Housing prices in Newton and Chestnut Hill are influenced by the housing prices and economy of the city of Boston itself, meaning that students paying rent to live off campus bear the brunt of increased industry and disproportionate real estate development.”
It’s unclear how many of the spaces will be filled after the housing freeze is lifted and students are allowed to move.
With the construction of 2150 Comm Ave, BC adds green to its usual maroon and gold motif.