IDP Hearing held on Monday, June 10, 2019 – Called by Councilor Edwards, Flynn, and Flaherty

Housing is a right, and we need to use all of the tools available to us to ensure that those who need truly affordable housing the most can access it. Neighborhoods are seeing major displacement of long-time community residents and families, causing many to fall into homelessness. Almost half of Boston’s households make less than $50,000 a year; many residents are rent-burdened, and most can’t afford to buy homes. That is why the IDP Coalition is calling on the City to ask that they update the IDP policy to include the following:

  • 33% Set-Aside: Private developers set aside 33% of units as affordable
  • Rental Units: 30-70% AMI, With An Average of 40% AMI
  • Ownership Units: 50-100% AMI
  • Permanent Affordability
  • Decrease the 10-Unit Threshold

Please sign our online IDP Post Card to support our action!

Want to join us or get involved? Contact Kathy Brown: 617-423-8609,,

Inclusionary Development Policy Coalition: Boston Tenant Coalition, Allston/Brighton CDC, JPNDC, Fenway CDC, Right To The City Boston, Mass Affordable Housing Alliance, Keep It 100 for Real Affordable Housing and Racial Justice, Asian American Resource Workshop, Dot Not 4 Sale, Reclaim Roxbury, Mass Senior Action Council, Homes for Families, Chinatown Community Land Trust, Chinese Progressive Association, South Boston en Accion, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, Action for Equity, Greater Bowdoin Geneva Neighborhood Association, Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants, Urban Edge, JP Progressives