The new governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, has been taking drastic steps to address the state's affordable housing crisis. He has put $100 million into a fund to help developers build 5,000 units of mixed-income housing in three years. At least 20 percent of those units must meet affordability guidelines—a goal the governor hopes will help him meet his campaign promise of 15,000 to 30,000 new homes in his first term.

Source: The Boston Globe