Design is an integral element in addressing the affordable housing crisis that our region faces. Housing is about much more than buildings—it is about home, community, health, resilience and equity. The BSA has focused on housing to ensure an adequate supply of housing for people up and down the socio-economic ladder—a critical element to the health of our cities. Working with partners in government, business, civic institutions, and community organizations, the BSA has worked on a robust array of solutions to meet the challenge of housing affordability. These initiatives cover a broad range of issues, from design and construction to planning and zoning to help increase the supply of housing, particularly for low and middle-income households.
- Compact Living : Urban Housing Unit (uhü) Roadshow, One Room Mansion, Increasing Boston's affordable housing stock, Housing Solutions for the “Missing Middle”, Compact Living Pilot
- Accessory Dwelling Units: Designing Boston, Housing Committee Charrette, New Boston Zoning Ordinance
- Innovative Materials and Methods
- Housing Urban Design Workshop