Nix the ‘appeals board’: It’s not the way to address housing
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In an adjoining column, we publish Bedford resident Jane Aitken’s letter of concern regarding a proposed state “housing appeals board.’’
The proposal is aimed at addressing a workforce housing shortage. That is a noble effort, but the red flag Aitken is waving about this approach to the problem ought to be taken seriously.
The BIA (Business and Industry Association) noted in a recent column for the Sunday News that it will be working to pass legislation establishing a state-level administrative housing appeals board (similar in concept to the state land and tax appeals board).”