The TOPA enabling act is critical now to address COVID-related housing speculation.
Racial equity and market forces
Hot property markets have caused disproportionate harm to people and households of color. Displacement following property sales have particularly impacted Boston’s minority neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and East Boston. Massachusetts’ five majority minority cities – Lawrence, Lynn, Chelsea, Springfield, and Brockton –are included in our property sales and census reviews. Census data shows: