Springfield leaders discuss housing barriers for city

Hampden County

Springfield City Councilors met with city and state officials to come up with a plan to remove barriers to housing Thursday night.

City leaders said the conversation is important for creating more homes for the working class and increasing the quality of life for Springfield residents. 

The councilors plan for the hearing included a discussion on vacancy rates, challenges facing low and middle-income homeowners and affordability for housing in Springfield. 

“Making sure that we are looking at ways to reduce homelessness, reduce impacts to low-income families and also for homeowners…making sure that folks are able to stay in their homes and make improvements to their homes,” said City Councilor Jesse Lederman.

Lederman also told 22News this hearing and future meetings will work to create a plan for the future of Springfield’s neighborhoods.

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