For a neighborhood to truly thrive, it needs healthy people, a healthy environment, and a healthy economy with opportunities for all. That’s why CLF, along with our partners in the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, are working to strengthen local neighborhoods in ways that work better for everyone – especially seniors and young people.
Together, we have filed the Great Neighborhoods legislation, which is aimed at ensuring the places we call home are vibrant, welcoming, and healthy. Great neighborhoods make it possible for young families and seniors to stay in their communities by providing housing choices. They support thriving local businesses. And they are healthy, walkable places that preserve open space while preventing sprawl.
The Great Neighborhoods bill (HD 2587 and SD 1609) aims to reform our state’s planning, zoning, and permitting laws to:
- Allow people to find affordable homes so they can stay in their communities;
- Create more healthy, walkable places;
- Curb urban sprawl and protect the environment;
- Attract development that will create jobs and sustain our economy;
- Combat discrimination and encouraging welcoming communities.
We already have strong support in the Senate and the House, but we can’t succeed without you. Can you tell our partners at the SmartGrowth Alliance how you can help support this campaign? Whether it’s making phone calls, recruiting friends, attending events, or simply sharing updates on social media, there are many ways that you can help ensure our neighborhoods are great places for everyone.
Thank you for taking action and for being a part of great Great Neighborhoods in Massachusetts.