Viewpoint: Budget for action on housing

Full and original article posted on Worcester Business Journal

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau was honored to continue our proud history of collaboration with the Worcester Business Journal this May with our coordinated focus on homeownership issues.

The Bureau’s report, “Achieving the American Dream: Disparities in Worcester Homeownership,” used Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data in combination with U.S. Census Bureau statistics and other sources to provide insights into the realities of housing in Worcester and other Central Massachusetts communities. Key data the WRRB examined includes median gross rents, percent of owner and renter occupied, owner occupied unit value, and monthly owner costs, not just for Worcester, but for Marlborough, Framingham, Fitchburg, and Leominster.

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