Another Reason Kerry Healey is Unqualified - Housing
Thanks to Mitt Romney and Kerry Healey’s failed housing policies, working families in Massachusetts are struggling to realize the dream of homeownership.
Single family home sales plummeted in the last few months, falling more than 10 percent between April and June, according to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.
At the same time, other northeast states like Maine and Vermont have seen home sales rise.
Meanwhile, housing prices remain tremendously high. Massachusetts has the third highest housing costs in the nation, and residents have seen their property taxes soar over the last three years.
Affordable housing is the number one issue Massachusetts residents are grappling with,” Massachusetts Democratic Party spokeswoman Cyndi Roy said. “Kerry Healey is helping put the squeeze on the middle class in this state.”
Kerry Healey isn’t qualified to help working families afford to purhcase their own homes, and she knows it. In June, she pulled out of a housing forum in Boston where she would have been forced to defend the adminsitration’s abysmal record. In 2003, Kerry Healey and the administration pledged to double single-family housing starts, a promise that remains unfufilled.