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Boston to expand housing by 2020

Plan calls for up to 30,000 new units

The city of Boston plans to add up to 30,000 new housing units by 2020 to meet the needs of a changing population that includes more families moving to the downtown area, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is set to announce on Monday.

In a speech to the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, a city government watchdog, Menino will unveil the initiative, dubbed Housing Boston 2020, and tout the housing gains of the last decade, according to a draft excerpt of his remarks made available to the Globe.

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