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City wants subsidized housing in transit corridors, but developers haven’t responded (access required)

Developers haven't put up much subsidized housing near transit stations in South End. Photo by Payton Guion

In 2001, the city made a policy suggesting that of all apartment units within a half mile – walking distance – of public transit stations, 20 percent should be subsidized and available to those making no more than 60 percent of the area median income. But in the years since the light rail began stopping at the four main stations in South End – Bland Street, Carson Street, East/West and New Bern – developers haven’t lived up to the city’s hope.

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