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Governor Deval Patrick unveils initiative to build 10,000 housing units a year

Governor Deval Patrick announced Tuesday a plan to produce 10,000 multi-family housing units a year in an effort to keep young, educated professionals in the Bay State.

The program, called Compact Neighborhoods, is meant to “encourage and create” housing near jobs, transit stops, and city and village centers, according to state officials.

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