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Study Examines Housing Instability In The Springfield Area

It's the first in-depth scan of the region in the COVID era

The first report of a multi-phase project studying Pioneer Valley housing issues was released today by the UMass Donahue Institute, Way Finders, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, and the Metropolitan Springfield Housing Study Advisory Committee. Focusing on baseline demographic, economic and housing data, this report aims to increase awareness of housing dynamics in the region for both state and local policymakers, housing advocates and community stakeholders, as well as the general public.

Dr. Mark Melnik, director of the institute's Economic & Public Policy Research group, was interviewed by New England Public Media's Adam Frenier about the study. 

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