Our Mission

We stand up for abundant housing for all in communities across Massachusetts. We drive policy at the state and local level by identifying pro-housing changemakers, building the power of local organizers, and connecting a statewide network.

Our Vision

We want to create, sustain, and enhance…

  • Abundant housing for all
  • A housing market that lets people move when they want, where they want, not when they have to
  • Communities with racially and economically diverse residents
  • Development patterns that facilitate low/no-carbon lifestyles
  • Education on effective organizing tools to address our history of racial segregation

The Problem

Massachusetts has a severe housing shortage. We aren’t building enough homes to keep pace with demand, especially near jobs and transit. What’s more, 50 years after the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, much of what we have is still largely segregated by income and race.

Our Solution

We are advocates for:

  • More homes near transit and jobs
  • Robust tenant protections to prevent displacement
  • Reform of exclusionary zoning rules
  • Sustainable development practices and communities
  • Robust funding of social and subsidized housing

Our Actions

We will:

  • Convene pro-housing groups around the state to help shape their messages and become more effective
  • Nurture diversity within grassroots pro-housing groups
  • Coordinate support for statewide and local legislative and regulatory initiatives