Affordable housing legislation under threat

When the private market doesn’t provide basic needs for the most vulnerable members of our society, the government should step in to assist. One of these needs is affordable housing. The purpose of legislation and government officials is to facilitate how we can meet these needs as a society. However, this is currently under threat in Massachusetts. Continue reading

Chinatown history reflects community advocacy efforts

Michael Liu (left) and Thomas Chen discussed community advocacy in building Chinatown on June 1 at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. (Image courtesy of Hao Lu.)
Michael Liu(左)與Thomas Chen於6月1日在華埠社區中心講『華埠變遷中的社區應對』。(圖片由呂昊提供。)

The “Community Responses to a Changing Chinatown, 1940-2000” talk took place June 1 at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center conference room, organized by the Chinese Historical Society of New England and BCNC. Continue reading

What’s new in housing and the legislature

Over the past several months, numerous proposals have come before the Massachusetts legislature seeking to improve the state’s infrastructure. Much of this proposed legislation relates to improving public transportation and the availability of affordable housing within our state. Continue reading

Hong Lok House expands to house more Chinese seniors


Hong Lok House may look old on the outside, but that’s just its façade. Past its four different exteriors, a new steel building with high ceilings, wood floors and large windows overlooks Essex Street. Continue reading