Although we’ve had a recent break in the cold weather, its worth noting that we can’t forget about Boston’s homeless population, who are stuggling to stay warm. Recently, Pine Street Inn hit an all time high with individuals looking for shelter. Mayor Walsh has recently opened up Boston South Station after midnight to assist in sheltering the homeless. The city is making progress but more needs to be done.

Boston Second-Largest Homeless Rate in the Country

As the chart below shows, Boston’s homeless rate is the second-worst in the country.  It ranks only behind Washington DC, were even ahead of NYC which is in fourth place. Remember this is based on the percentage of the population.

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The only good news, if you want to call it that, Boston is doing a better job sheltering its homeless than most other major cities in the country.

Who are the Homeless?

While alcohol and drug use is certainly a significant cause of homelessness, it is by no means the predominant one.  In Boston, high apartment rents, an eviction, or a job loss can leave you living on the street.  Nearly half are under age 24 when they first experience homelessness in the country.

Source of the Chart: SPUR

Boston Condo Statistics for Thursday, January 11th

Total Listings:528
Average Price:$1,607,443
Highest Listing Price Boston condo:$13,500,000
Lowest Listing Boston condo$115,000

Author Profile

John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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