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Boston Launches New Team To Solve City's Worsening Housing Affordability Problems

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Boston is facing a middle-income housing crunch, a problem the mayor's office says is unprecedented — and getting worse.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's office reported last year that for the average middle-income family making $80,000 a year, more than three quarters of housing in the Boston real estate market was too expensive to buy.

To find solutions, the city has launched a new team called the Housing Innovation Lab. Susan Nguyen is the program co-manager of the Housing Innovation Lab and joined Morning Edition to talk about the team's goals.

This segment aired on October 20, 2015.

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