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Housing Series: North Shore residents call for clearer definition of “affordability”

Celinet Sanchez, a Lynn resident, volunteers with the housing advocacy group Lynn United For Change. (Julia Hopkins)
“Sometimes, when they use the terminology affordable, they don’t really mean affordable for the people in the city,” said Salem City Councilor-At-Large Domingo Dominguez. Area median income, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), groups North Shore communities with 110 other municipalities, estimating these places’ median income to be $119,000…

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